[pkg-fso-maint] Forthcoming changes in e17

Albin Tonnerre lutin at debian.org
Sun Aug 15 16:58:41 UTC 2010

On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 18:23 +0200, Sebastian Reichel wrote :
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 03:45:40PM +0200, Albin Tonnerre wrote:
> Hi Albin,

Hi Sebastian,

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

Good to know, thanks.

> > 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 ;)

Alright, I'll close it then. Thanks!

> > 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 :(

You first need to enable the module, in settings -> extensions -> modules, and
then right-click on the illume bar at the screen and select 'set contents'.
I've just tried it, and apparently it sill doesn't work.

> > http://bugs.debian.org/538320  [e17] Illume gadges don’t scale nicely
> As I said, I've got no idea how to add gadgets :'(

See above :)

> > 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

I believe this was actually a bug in efreet which got fixed very recently in
SVN. I'll do some testing and let you know, thanks!

> > 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...

Well... The previous upstream snapshot was from december 2009, at which point
illume2 wasn't 100% done. Even though development on illume1 had almost stopped,
it was still the best choice.

> 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.

OK. I know about zhone-illume-glue, is there anything else? I might have a look
at them when I have some time.

Albin Tonnerre

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