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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sat May 26 13:36:50 UTC 2007

On sam, 2007-05-26 at 11:20 +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> 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...

psyBSD seems to be a good maintainer. Anyway squeeze is still young so
there may be problems. I use it from time to time and never found a bug,
but it doesn't me there is not :)
> > > 	- 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.

I haven't followed this libburn thing, so I'll trust you :)

> > > 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
> comment?

I've made a blog post, so any planet reader and xfmedia user will warn
> > > 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.

Ok, summary from irc:
it works with the cancel bug on etch/amd64
it works without the cancel bug on sid/ppc

> > > 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.

It's ITP'ed, commited some changes etc. It should be ready for upload,
I've checked copyright thing etc.

> > > xfce4-timer-plugin/debian/changelog
> > > 	NEW.
> > Useful from time to time, for tea :)
> The meal not the drink I hope :p

Uh? Why? :(
> Again if someone cares enough to ITP it I'll upload it after checking it
> works.

It's already ITP'ed (#407198). I'll double check copyright and commit
any change.

There is also the xfce4-cpu(-)freq-plugin. Currently in Debian we have
0.2, upstream is joshk, a DD.
goodies.xfce.org had a xfce4-cpu-freq-plugin 0.0.1 which I imported to
our svn, and which has been uploaded (without ITP). Then it has been
renamed to xfce4-cpufreq-plugin on goodies.xfce.org, and no trace
anymore from joshk version. It seems that it's a fork() from joshk
version, but I'm not that sure. We'll have to make this clear soon (I'll
try to make a mail for joshk and goodies at xfce ML)

And finally, I have in my local sandbox xfkc
(http://gauvain.tuxfamily.org/code/xfkc.html) which is a keyboard layout
configuration tool. A bit like -xkb-plugin but you don't have to edit
xorg.conf or restart X, iirc. I won't really use it, but I think it can
be useful (especially the GUI configuration, and no need to edit
xorg.conf which can be scary for some users).

If other people think it can be useful, I'll commit and ITP it.

Sorry for the long mail, and regards,

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