Timothy Pearson | 26 Nov 19:22 2014

TDE mirror system upgrades

Cross post:

Please test and report any issues found.


Timothy Pearson | 25 Nov 21:52 2014

TDE R14 RC2 merge window


This is a friendly reminder that the merge window for TDE R14 RC2 ends
tomorrow (11/26/2014) at midnight CST (06:00 GMT).  Please commit any
outstanding patches that should be part of R14 RC2 before this date. 
There will only be one more limited merge window before R14 release, so
please get those patches in!


Darrell | 25 Nov 02:24 2014

Can't search mail list archives

When searching I receive the following message:

Error: Failed to load KinoSearch modules. 

In particular, I want to know what kind of support tdepim has for syncing with owncloud.


Michele Calgaro | 24 Nov 11:15 2014

tdegraphics dependency on kmrml-trinity seems too strong/unappropriate

I noticed today that tdegraphics depends on kmrml-trinity. Is the dependency strictly required or can we
remove it and 
instead add a "suggestion" for kmrml-trinity in tdegraphics?
The reason for asking is that kmrml-trinity installs a control module in "system administration" that
comes up with a 
"Cannot find executables gift and/or gift-add-collection.pl in the PATH. Please install the GNU Image
Finding Tool" 
error message is GnuIFT is not installed. I do not use Gift and do no see any need to use it, and the same is true
the associated control module. So I would like to be able to remove the package, but do not want to sacrifice 
tdegraphics for that.
Comments are welcomed. I can take care of the changes if you agree.


Mike Bird | 24 Nov 08:09 2014

Commit History

Is it a bug to be reported or is it a design decision that some
commits (e.g. 61fd4b9a) don't show up in the Commit History page
https://trinitydesktop.org/patches/ or the search engine therein
although they can be found by looking in specific GIT repository:


Mike Bird | 21 Nov 03:18 2014

Notes on checking for circular dependencies

You almost certainly don't need to read this.

I'm posting this here for the record in case someone
wants to check TDE for circular dependencies in future.

Bugs have been filed for all circular dependencies
found in a standard --with-recommendations TDE R14 RC1
Wheezy install.

(1) Why check for circular dependencies

Although apt and dpkg do their best to handle any circular
dependencies they encounter, circular dependencies can cause
problems and a generally discouraged.

(2) How to get rid of circular dependencies

Usually one finds the least important dependency in the circle
and changes it to a recommendation.

If you're dealing with a maze rather than a circle you may
to have convert several dependencies.

(3) tsort non-method

I first thought of using tsort on the dependencies listed
in Packages.gz.  However versioned dependencies, provides,
conflicts, etc make this impractical.

(4) Recommended elegant automatic method
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Timothy Pearson | 19 Nov 20:16 2014

TDE R14.0.0 Release Candidate 1 Available

R14 RC1 is finally out the door!

This means the merge window for R14 RC2 is now OPEN.  Please commit any
outstanding patches at this time.

This merge window will close 11/26/2014 to allow for R14 RC2 build and
release.  Please concentrate all efforts on the unresolved bugs blocking
Bug 2014.


Michele Calgaro | 16 Nov 05:34 2014

"Round-off" default splash screen

Alexandre, E.,
would it be possible for you to create a slightly modified version of the KSplash default theme with
"rounded" corners? 
I would like to compare a "rounded square" and a "full" square and see which one looks better. I think a
splashscreen may look a little better at login.
The file to modify are in tdebase/ksplashml/pics/themes/default, probably only splash_top.png and splash_bottom.png


Michele Calgaro | 13 Nov 04:23 2014

Unused folder in kcontrol

Tim, Slavek,
while working on bug 1850, I noticed that in tdebase/kcontrol there is an "accessibility" folder that is
not used at all 
(not even built). By the content of it, it is either an older version or a temporary development version of
the "access" 
folder, which is the KControl module for Regional & Accessibility --> Accessibility.
Removing the folder does not cause any build problem, but before doing that I thought I would ask in case any
of you had 
more information about it.
If there are no objections, I will proceed to remove it.


Darrell | 4 May 19:12 2014

Taskbar icons

When changing the panel height from 37 to 38 pixels, the taskbar icon buttons start stacking. Is there a way
to stop that stacking behavior?

Slávek Banko | 3 May 13:22 2014

FYI: hal removed from Jessie

Michele, Tim,

as I noticed HAL has been removed from Jessie:

Revision 3841
Modified Wed Apr 23 13:19:34 2014 UTC (9 days, 21 hours ago) by biebl 
Mark the hal packages as kfreebsd-any hurd-any. On Linux they have been
superseded by udev/udisks/upower.

This means that kpowersave has no meaning build for Jessie.