[pkg-fso-maint] "matchbox-theme-finger-friendly" package questions

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 08:24:59 UTC 2010

2010/8/4 Visti Andresen <talpa at talpa.dk>:
> As some of you may or may not know I have create a finger friendly matchbox theme.

I didn't notice until now. Thanks!

I'm myself using a theme with no decorations at all, ie. matchbox
simply manages full screen windows. I've the self-made application via
AUX button that I use to switch windows, launch applications, control
the device etc. (one day it might be even ready for someone else's

Anyway, for people not using the kind of setup I am, your theme looks
like a perfect match - no unnecessary decorations, finger usable
window switching and closing.

> I have tried to build the hicolor-icon-theme package and it too generates
> a i386.changes file.
> Is this "normal" and OK?

That's normal and ok.

> Also if I have made some common mistakes that I have not yet discovered
> feel free to inform me.

I didn't notice, although personally I'd have started from 0.x version
something :)

> And finally as I consider the theme useful on the freerunner
> I would like to ask for sponsorship or what ever might be required for
> inclusion into pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org repository.

I uploaded it there now:

> (It might also be useful on other screen limited devices with touch input,
> but I guess that would require sponsorship into the main Debian repository)

Maybe that could be done as well at some point, although I'd gather
some more feedback first. Also you should probably put the code,
without packaging in the master branch, into some git repository or
something, for example to gitorious, so that there'd be essentially an
upstream. At the same time the package could be changed to non-native
package since it's not unlikely some other distributions would like to
package it as well so it'd be useful to not that tightly bind it with
Debian. But with pkg-fso repository it doesn't that much what versions
etc. we put there, since they can be reverted unlike in official


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