Slávek Banko | 25 Apr 01:21 2014

Improve compton-tde configuration options

François, Darrell,

please can you test a set of patches from the bug report 2028? In my opinion, 
the patches look good and I'm ready to push. Soon I make a test build on all 
supported Debian and Ubuntu versions. So I would like if you can test some of 
your distributions.

Many thanks


Slávek Banko | 21 Apr 19:06 2014

TDE running on real MIPS hardware

Hi all,

when I was preparing my small builder for 'R14 preliminary stable-builds' 
alternative apt source, I did not plan other architectures than i386 and 
amd64. But then I made a few tests to probe ways to also build both arm 
architectures. The tests were successful, so they are now available all 
architectures as on the build-farm.

Given that builds for other platforms are going pretty well, I tried one more 
experiment. Because I have an older SGI Indy workstation, I tried on my small 
builder to build packages in addition for MIPS architecture. And experiment 
has succeeded. With little difficulty is now built 100% packages!

Graphics card on my SGI Indy hardware unfortunately only allows 8-bit color 
depth, and as I found on this color depth many TDE application crashes - see 
bug 2033. Attached screenshot is therefore from TightVNC server, where I set 
a higher color depth. I note that this machine has only 64 MiB RAM, so it is 
very slow. But it works!

Note: Packages for Wheezy on MIPS are available in my APT source. If someone 
has a better hardware than my SGI Indy (about 1995), you can try it and let 
know how it works for you :)



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Michele Calgaro | 15 Apr 05:05 2014

If tdebindings is not available....

does anyone knows what would stop working if tdebindings is not installed?
And what would stop compiling is tdebindings is not available at compile time?

Just out of curiosity. I had a FTBFS yesterday night and this questions came to mind.


Timothy Pearson | 21 Apr 00:31 2014

Re: compton × screensavers

> 2014-04-08 5:00 GMT+04:00 Fat-Zer <fatzer2@...>:
>> 2014-04-08 3:03 GMT+04:00 Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>:
>> Hi all,
>>> I tried to set the compositor to compton-tde and now instead of
>>> screensaver
>>> Clock shows only black screen. In the test, the Clock is displayed
>>> correctly.
>>> When I set the screensaver to Swarm, the bees appear, but background is
>>> not
>>> erased - bees appears on the desktop background image. With screensaver
>>> Science displays the background image, but it is not visible any
>>> further
>>> activity. Some screensavers do not show problems - Fiberlamp, Galaxy.
>> Anyone notice the same behavior?
>> Screensavers work fine for me, but I noticed several different
>> problems...
>> e.g. the compton-tde doesn't applies changes in settings immediately and
>> fails to start if  «Use OpenGL» checked...
>> btw may be it's older bugs and not regressions. I'm not active user om
>> xcomposite...
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François Andriot | 1 Apr 20:00 2014

FTBFS: new "compton" does not build on older distro

I've noticed that the new "compton" stuff (from tdebase package) does 
not build on RHEL6 :

Linking C executable compton-tde
&& /usr/bin/cmake -E cmake_link_script 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/link.txt --verbose=1
/usr/lib64/ccache/gcc  -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 
-fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 
-mtune=generic -DNDEBUG -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden 
-DNDEBUG CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/c2.c.o 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/opengl.c.o  -o compton-tde -rdynamic -lm -lGL 
-lconfig -lXinerama -lXrender -lX11 -lXrandr -lXfixes -lXdamage -lXfixes 
-lXext -lXcomposite -lXdamage -lXext -lXcomposite 
CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/compton.c.o: In function
undefined reference to `config_set_include_dir'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [twin/compton-tde/compton-tde] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory 
make[2]: *** [twin/compton-tde/CMakeFiles/compton-tde.dir/all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory 
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
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Timothy Pearson | 31 Mar 01:38 2014

QuickBuild restored


I wanted to let you know that the QuickBuild system has been restored to
full functionality.  All builds are now proceeding normally.

Thank you again for your generosity in helping replace the failed chiller;
this would not have been possible without your support!

Timothy Pearson | 31 Mar 00:43 2014

When TDE crashes...

Cross-post from the users list:

When TDE crashes and Dr. Konqi appears...

...please click "Report Crash" instead of "Close".  TDE now has a powerful
automated crash reporting system that will let you submit a crash report
with as little as three mouse clicks--no personal information, logins, or
version descriptions are required.  Of course we would appreciate a
problem description and possibly a contact Email address, but if you don't
have time or just don't want to give that information out you can still
submit the crash report for analysis and repair.

Developers: Automated crash reports are visible at  Click on the crash ID for a
detailed report.  Let me know what you think, and if you have any
suggestions please let me know!

Darrell | 24 Mar 23:29 2014

[KDE * Restrictions]

Is there a way to query the full source tree to assemble a list of all possible "kiosk" related restrictions?

Or which apps support restrictions?

There are two README files in the source tree, but the files seem incomplete:


Neither README is installed in the final tdelibs or tdebase packages.

The README files indicate there are three major groupings (kdeglobal):

[KDE Action Restrictions]
[KDE Resource Restrictions]
[KDE URL Restrictions]

The kiosktool app does not seem to provide a method to assemble a full list of restrictions.

I am editing the Admin Guide. An appendix of all possible restrictions would be helpful.


Jean Milot | 24 Mar 11:24 2014

Help for kicker / kdesktop_lock


I have some problem with kicker.

I explain :

- i use NX server ( freenx) to obtain a trinity desktop, i launch startkde.
- the user shutdown his session
- i have kicker process consuming memory even if the session is stoped 
with a kdesktop_lock process.

Thanks for your help to understand why i have these processes.


Jean Milot


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Alexandre | 22 Mar 13:52 2014

Request of re-packaging for PCLinuxOS - François Andriot


I had users (Baron, Tony) of my remaster telling me on the user mailling list that printing is now broken on my remaster.
It is mostly due to the fact that  since PCLinuxOS is a rolling release, some librairies used are probably newer now than they were when the packages has been built last summer.

François Andriot, is it possible for you to rebuild againsts a fully updated PCLinuxOS system please, so that the users will receive it in their updates?
I will also re-remaster it with all the updates, and new stuff of course, since R14 release is to be in at least a few weeks or months.

Thank you very much!
Timothy Pearson | 22 Mar 01:04 2014

QuickBuild update


I have put a significant amount of work into the QuickBuild system over
the past week in an attempt to stabilize it and increase performance. 
While I am aware that there were some outages in random components (most
notably the PPA mirror redirects) while I was doing this, all issues
should be resolved at this point.

As of this writing four build machines are online, one for each
architecture.  As we have reached the chiller fund goal (see prior
messages) the remaining x86/amd64 build machines will be brought back
online over the next couple weeks.

Please let me know what you think, and definitely let me know if anything
is still malfunctioning!