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From: Samuli Suominen <ssuominen@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New herd: ayatana
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 20:17:40
Message-Id: 4ECEA5B8.1090500@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] New herd: ayatana by Samuli Suominen
On 11/24/2011 08:57 PM, Samuli Suominen wrote:
> we have a new herd called ayatana (i'm currently the only member, but > anyone intrested is free to join) > > it's aimed at maintaining the ubuntu -invented libraries many apps tend > to use thesedays: > > $ grep -r "herd.*ayatana" */*/metadata.xml > dev-libs/libappindicator/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > dev-libs/libdbusmenu/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > dev-libs/libdbusmenu-qt/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > dev-libs/libindicate/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > dev-libs/libindicate-qt/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > dev-libs/libindicator/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > gnome-extra/indicator-applet/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > net-im/indicator-messages/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > x11-misc/notify-osd/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > xfce-extra/xfce4-indicator-plugin/metadata.xml: <herd>ayatana</herd> > > and perhaps x11-misc/glipper > > summary: > > - keep all the libs and apps using them in sync, since upstream changes > API so often, when you bump one library, you have to bump or patch them all > > - ditch gtk+-2.0 and move all libraries to gtk+-3.0, this will likely > mean lastriting indicator-applet and glipper > > - add more of the project into portage after gtk+-3.0 migration is done: > > https://launchpad.net/ayatana > > > > note: i'm going to be superbusy with work up until x-mas so don't expect > much to happen "too soon" >
forgot to add the following disclaimer: I don't want this to become an unmaintainable spagetti, so I prefer we keep this as non invasive as possible. So if Ubuntu has patched GTK+ or Qt toolkits with huge patch that upstream's don't want, then we don't want it either.