[pkg-fso-maint] Forthcoming changes in e17

Sebastian Reichel elektranox at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 16:23:17 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 03:45:40PM +0200, Albin Tonnerre wrote:
> Hello,

Hi Albin,

> As you probably noticed by now, I recently uploaded a new snapshot of the EFL
> and e17.

Yes, thanks for the new snapshot. I uploaded a new SHR release at
once :)

> With this snapshot comes at least one big change: a new Illume module.

as far as I know the SHR distribution already uses illume-home since
some time.

> Given that e17 is currently going towards an alpha release and the new version
> is the one going to get long-term support, I suggest you try it out :)

I tried it on my N900. I can say the basic features worked flawlessly. IMHO
the lower bar needs to much display space on the n900 Display, though. I
guess it's designed for vertical displays.

> I would appreciate some testing, especially related to bugs currently filed
> against illume, namely:
> http://bugs.debian.org/533537  [e17] e17/illume logout dialog is only 1 pixel wide

this one worked for me already with the previous snapshot. It still does
with illume-home ;)

> http://bugs.debian.org/538317  [e17] Systray does not work with Illume

I'm unable to get out how to add the systray in illume-home :(

> http://bugs.debian.org/538320  [e17] Illume gadges don’t scale nicely

As I said, I've got no idea how to add gadgets :'(

> http://bugs.debian.org/538374  [e17] Illume keyboard should wait just a bit

N900 has a hardware keyboard.

> If you happen to find other issues, please do report them in the BTS since
> upstream is going to put more focus on bugfixing.

not a new one, but this one is still valid:

http://bugs.debian.org/538032 [e17] Does not find icon for Gnome apps by default

> Now, the bad news:
> The thing is, however, that development on the first version of illume (which is
> probably what you are using right now) has almost stopped, since the focus has
> shifted to illume2, the new one. While the first version is still in the source
> tree and provided by the binary packages, it's going to be unsupported and
> removed at some point.

So it has still been worked on until recently? I thought I read
about the development stop already a year ago...

> Thus, if you have some illume-related glue in the FSO/SHR stack, please think
> about updating it (if necessary - I don't know whether this is the case) and
> feel free to contact me if you happen to run into unexpected issues.

I can tell, that there is not illume related glue in the SHR stack,
but in FSO there are some gadgets for GSM and battery status.

-- Sebastian
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