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Month: August 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] about pmount and R14 new backends

From: Jim Diamond <zlists@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 18:28:21 -0300
On Tue, Aug  6, 2013 at 12:36 (-0500), Darrell Anderson wrote:

>>if you are interested in another tester for Slackware 14.0, and 
>>can point me towards some up-to-date instructions on how to 
>>and compile R14.0, I'd be happy to give it a try and report on any
>>issues I find.

> I no longer have my web site running, where originally I had that 
> documentation and build scripts. If you are interested then contact 
> me directly off list. I don't want to offer my build scripts 
> publicly. My build scripts are complex because I am one of the main 
> testers for Trinity. I need flexibility with how I compile and 
> test. That said, I would enjoy seeing somebody reduce the build 
> scripts to a point that theoretically could become 
> compatible. :-)

> As a side note, would be nice if there was somebody using 13.1 or 
> 13.37 who could compile Trinity with HAL support to ensure that 
> part of Trinity still functions as expected. I've gone full 14.0 
> here on all systems because that reduces my own time and overhead. 
> Probably likewise for you. That said, if there were simpler build 
> scripts (like the KDE3 scripts in Slackware 12.2) and a basic wiki 
> (we could add such a page to the Trinity wiki), then others running 
> 13.1 or 13.37 could test and enjoy Trinity too. :-)

> There are other Slackers who want to run Trinity (browse the LQ 
> forum), but there are no wiki pages or build scripts to make that 
> more accessible for Slackers. :-( Possibly if we work together we 
> could make that happen?


I will contact you off-list.


I wonder about the benefit of integrating and testing HAL, as opposed
to dropping it like a rock.  Are any major distros still using it?  I
realize that it is not nice to abandon people who have to stick with
old distros, but given the (apparently) small amount of people
actively working on Trinity (thanks to all of you!), I'd suggest the
bang for the buck is not worth it.

For me, the only reason I'd be using an older distro at this point
would be if I wanted KDE 3.  (I realize other peoples' mileage varies,
but...)  And if TDE worked on the newer version of my distro, I'd be a
happy camper.