Alexandre | 18 Apr 01:01 2015

New panel shadow screenshot

Hi all,

Here is a screenshot of a new feature added by Tim, from bug 2189.
It adds the possibility to have a shadow to the panel, as on Plasma 5.
Just use the same settings as on the second screenshot, especially the shadow position, to use it! The result is quite nice!

Have a great day!

Russell Brown | 10 Apr 13:23 2015

Kapptemplate fails on Debian Wheezy


I'm trying to use Kapptemplate v1.1.1 on TDE R14 and it seems to be
having problems with libtool.

Here's the output of make after creating the app with kapptemplate:

>make[3]: Entering directory `/russell/src/klt-2.0/klt'
>/bin/bash ../libtool --tag=CXX --mode=link g++  -Wno-long-long -Wundef -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500
-D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -g -O2 -Wformat-security
-Wmissing-format-attribute -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common
-I/usr/include/tqt    -o klt -R /opt/trinity/lib -R /opt/trinity/lib -R /usr/lib -L/opt/trinity/lib
main.o klt.o kltview.o kltpref.o kltiface_skel.o -ltdeio -ltdeprint 
>libtool: Version mismatch error.  This is libtool 2.2.6b Debian-2.2.6b-2ubuntu1, but the
>libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from libtool 2.4.2.
>libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.2.6b Debian-2.2.6b-2ubuntu1
>libtool: and run autoconf again.
>make[3]: *** [klt] Error 63
>make[3]: Leaving directory `/russell/src/klt-2.0/klt'

The installed libtool on my Debian Wheezy is 2.4.2-1.1

I've tried replacing aclocal.m4 with the one from
/usr/share/libtool/libltdl/aclocal.m4 and admin/ with the one
from /usr/share/libtool/config/ but then I get a different

>/bin/bash ../libtool --tag=CXX --mode=link g++  -Wno-long-long -Wundef -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500
-D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -g -O2 -Wformat-security
-Wmissing-format-attribute -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common
-I/usr/include/tqt    -o klt -R /opt/trinity/lib -R /opt/trinity/lib -R /usr/lib -L/opt/trinity/lib
main.o klt.o kltview.o kltpref.o kltiface_skel.o -ltdeio -ltdeprint libtool: link: g++
-Wno-long-long -Wundef -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wchar-subscripts
-Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -g -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute
-Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -I/usr/include/tqt -o klt
main.o klt.o kltview.o kltpref.o kltiface_skel.o  -L/opt/t
 rinity/lib /opt/trinity/lib/ /opt/trinity/lib/ -Wl,-rpath
-Wl,/opt/trinity/lib -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/opt/trinity/lib -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/lib
>/usr/bin/ld: klt.o: undefined reference to symbol '_ZNK13KXMLGUIClient6actionERK12TQDomElement'
>/usr/bin/ld: note: '_ZNK13KXMLGUIClient6actionERK12TQDomElement' is defined in DSO
/opt/trinity/lib/ so try adding it to the linker command line
>/opt/trinity/lib/ could not read symbols: Invalid operation
>collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>make[3]: *** [klt] Error 1

How do I get kapptemplate to build a compilable TDE app ?


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Emanoil Kotsev | 4 Apr 21:56 2015

how to setup environment for compiling older KDE3 packages on TDE r14

nice to meet you and many many thanks for the wonderful work you are doing with the trinity desktop project. I really appreciate it!

I have one basic question. I recently updated debian wheezy to jessie and choose TDE r14. I have been using KPlayer v0.6 and to be able to use it in KDE 3.15 I compiled it without major issues with the Kdevelop before.
Now switching to TDE r14 it tells me it does not find kde-config. Also I don'T see libDCOP etc.
How should I set the environment to be able to build the package?

Thank you in advance.

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.



Slávek Banko | 3 May 00:20 2014

FYI: libr and tdelibs are broken again on Jessie

Michele, Tim, others

well, libr and maybe tdelibs are broken again on Jessie. Update binutils broke 
the compatibility. I'll send updated libr package to build-farm, when I'll 
know that on the build-farm have been updated base build-root for Jessie.



Werner Bast | 27 Apr 16:24 2014

Suggestion Metabug

Hi all,

by strolling through Bugzilla, especially Bug 2014, i've noticed that
there are several Bugs seems to have similar problems. Mainly:

What about making an metabug to keep those bugs together and have an
overview over the status

Just my 2 cents

Greetings Werner

Darrell | 25 Apr 19:19 2014

Build failures

Fresh clean build last night. I ran into two build failures with tdegames and tdeaddons:


/dev/shm/tdegames/kpat/freecell-solver/move.c:468: undefined reference to `convert_freecell_num'


/dev/shm/tdeaddons/atlantikdesigner/designer/designer.cpp:30:29: fatal error:
atlantic/estate.h: No such file or directory

Any ideas?


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 :)



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...
> PS: I have a build with patches from neighbor thread with all optional
> features enabled. AFAIR some compton build-time features e.g. CONFIG_XSYNC
> are disabled in current git. can you try the patches?

The blank screen problem should be fixed in GIT hash c2692e04.  It would
have shown up with the use of any compositor.