[Pkg-xfce-devel] State of goodies: Part 2

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Sat May 26 10:20:33 UTC 2007

On Fri, May 25, 2007 at 07:13:55PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On ven, 2007-05-25 at 12:11 +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 09:19:08PM +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> > Do we really want to upload:
> > 	- squeeze - just another archive manager?
> xarchiver doesn't use Xfce libs, while squeeze is a fork() using Xfce
> libs, so it's more integrated. Anyway it's not that important to have
> it, xarchiver can be used to have a consistent desktop. I use squeeze.

Well we can see if anyone really wants it I guess.  I'm not against
uploading it but it does mean more work in terms of bugs etc.  If it's
well maintained then it's not a problem but if it isn't...

> > 	- xfburn
> xfburn is a nice frontend for burning softwares. I don't burn that much,
> but I'm glad it's there when I need it. I use it.

Yeah apparently people might like this.  We had a discussion about this
on IRC.  libburn hasn't been updated far enough for us to use the SVN
version but we could upload the non-libburn version for now I guess.

I suspect libburn is unmaintained.  The maintainer isn't a DD and isn't
in NM but we should probably check that there's no progress on 383579
and 426016 before we consider hijacking it.

> > Also what do people propose doing about xfmedia?  As far as I can tell
> > it doesn't work in many cases and vlc/mplayer are better alternatives.
> Yeah, I don't really use it, and it's not really well maintained
> upstream, so…

ema do you agree we can drop it?  Any users reading this want to

> > xfce4-screenshooter-plugin/debian/changelog
> > 	Doesn't work on amd64 at least.
> It works on etch/amd64.
> > 	Seems to create random filenames even when cancel is pressed.  It
> > 	killed itself from my panel on use after three times too.
> It's fixed in 1.0.0.

No, I mean even with the patch not to save on cancel.  I probably need
to debug this more but it looked very flaky to me.

If you try it on etch/amd64 3 or 4 times does it work consistently?  Try
taking screenshots, taking them under different names and cancelling
them in various orders.

> > notification-daemon-xfce/debian/changelog
> > 	Needs ITP.
> If people needs a notification-daemon and doesn't want gnome libs, this
> is the right choice. I use it. Will ITP it.

Okie, I'll upload it when it's ITP'd - it does look useful.

> > xfce4-dict-plugin/debian/changelogo
> > 	Needs ITP.
> Don't use it, can't say anything about :)

I use dict on the commandline a lot so it might be useful to me.

> > xfce4-timer-plugin/debian/changelog
> > 	NEW.
> Useful from time to time, for tea :)

The meal not the drink I hope :p

Again if someone cares enough to ITP it I'll upload it after checking it

Uploading something that's entirely NEW is a bit more work obviously in
terms of checking the packaging over and the copyright file etc.


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