[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#514707: ITP: xfce4-hdaps -- plugin to indicate the status of HDAPS for the Xfce4 panel

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 10:44:51 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> On mar, 2009-02-10 at 10:48 +0100, Evgeni Golov wrote:
>> * Package name    : xfce4-hdaps
>>   Version         : 0.0.3
>>   Upstream Author : Michael Orlitzky <michael at orlitzky.com>
>> * URL             : http://michael.orlitzky.com/code/xfce4-hdaps.php
>> * License         : GPL3+
>>   Programming Lang: C
>>   Description     : plugin to indicate the status of HDAPS for the
>> Xfce4 panel
>> A plugin to indicate the status of the IBM Hard Drive Active
>> Protection System, or HDAPS.
> Note that it's a plugin with a quite small potential userbase, and which
> require special hardware. We already have such plugins (radio or
> cellmodem plugin for example), and it's difficult to maintain them when
> you don't have the hw for that. So I guess it's ok to have it but if
> it's too broken in the long term, the best idea would be to drop it.
> That said, for this one I have the hw (but don't use hdapsd) so I guess
> I should be able to debug if needed.
> Ho and btw, be careful with GPL3+ because xfce4-panel is GPL2 only iirc.
> Cheers,
> --
> Yves-Alexis

xfce4-panel is GPL2+. However, I found out a quite strange thing when
browsing the current trunk; libxfce4panel.h says it's under GPL *2.1*
or later. This doesn't exist, right?

In any way, as long as a plugin is an external one, shouldn't it be ok
to have one even if it is incompatible with the xfce4-panel license?
Or am I wrong?

// Alexander

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