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

Visti Andresen talpa at talpa.dk
Fri Aug 6 07:48:48 UTC 2010

On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 11:24:59 +0300
Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> use..).

Sounds like even more screen real state at the cost of a single button press.
(I assume that a short press opens the GUI and let you perform the needed action)

Actually sounds as if it might be useful at it current state of development.

I for one might be interested in it as a "home" window just for the 
launch applications, control the device functionality 

> > 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 :)

There is a longer reply on its way for Joachim Breitner's e-mail

> > 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:
> http://pkg-fso.alioth.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/matchbox-theme-finger-friendly/
> > (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
> repositories.

Yes I should at some point the future make the code repository readable 
by the public

Could the source not include "bindings" for other distributions as well?

I personally would not mind having say bitbake recipes in it as an example.

I like the thought that the source includes everything needed to build an
application, including the files needed for building packages.

But as I am sort of new to building packages the inclusion of 
multiple packaging files may cause problems that I am not aware of.

> -Timo
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Visti Andresen

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