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Month: April 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] FTBFS: new "compton" does not build on older distro

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:27:39 -0500
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>> To avoid any long discussions, how about the main dev team (myself,
>> Darrell, Slavek, and you) simply cast votes on this one-time override?
>> My vote: switch to compton-tde as the official compositor, but do not
>> disable or delete the kompmgr sources until the next release after R14.
> Hi Tim,
> I understand the reasons why you added compton-tde.
> I am not an expert on compositors. From a release point of view, I would
> prefer a more conservative approach, to avoid introducing potential new
> bugs just a few months before a major release that could affect TDE
> reviews in a negative way.
> We should consider releasing v14.0.0 using kompmgr as the official
> compositor, but keeping the compton-tde code in the repo and plan the
> switch for v14.1.0, so we will have enough time to test compton throughly.

I was hoping I could fix the menu disappearing bug in kompmgr, but I
couldn't.  After watching several users on R14 not know why their menus
were randomly not appearing and hard rebooting off their computers (the
logoff/reboot option is normally available from Kicker, which is a popup
menu), I realized that this was a significant usability issue that should
block the R14 release.

> Anyhow, if you think that compton-tde is stable enough to be used as the
> official compositor, I will second your thoughts and agree with its
> inclusion, because you have already done a lot of work on it and because
> it is going to take at least 3 months before v14.0.0 is ready, so there is
> still time to fix eventual small problems. But if we start to see several
> new issues, we should consider reverting to kompmgr for v14.0.0, as said
> above.


> On a side note, IMO between here and the v14.0.0 release date it would
> perhaps be better to discuss all together in advance if we have other
> major changes in mind.

Agreed again.  I am just getting back into the swing of things here on the
TDE project (life is finally allowing this!) and didn't think twice about
the commit--all those years where TDE was primarily a one man show make it
hard to break old habits. ;-)  My apologies for introducing confusion.

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