[Pkg-xfce-devel] "wildbush" xfwm4 theme - RC?

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Oct 21 05:58:18 UTC 2010

On mer., 2010-10-20 at 23:09 -0500, Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
> I was recently looking through the various xfwm4 themes that will be
> released with squeeze. I found that the wildbush theme exposes a bug in
> xserver that causes xserver to crash. After the crash, xserver will fail
> to start until the theme is changed back to something else (for many
> inexperienced users, this will mean whipping their configs completely).
> I think the only way to avoid having this have this happen to users in
> squeeze is to remove that particular theme. I don't see the xserver bug
> (which is report upstream), to get fixed before the squeeze release,
> because I don't think in the perspective of the debian-x team, it will
> be release-critical.
> What do you all think about me filing an RC to have this theme removed
> as a work around? 

I don't think a RC bug on the package triggering the bug on the X server
is fair, to be honest. X people are waiting for a backtrace, and I'm
sure if they find a way to solve it the X Strike Force would be ok to
include it (if it's not too ugly, that said).

I'm not completely against removing wildbush, but remember that:

* it's not a default theme, it's not even in the default xfwm4 package
* it only triggers on EXA

So imho what you need to do is provide the backtrace to X people (fast).
Then we'll se what to do about the theme.

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