Bug#353338: gnomemeeting: package ekiga beta
kilian at debian.org
Mon Mar 6 00:05:51 UTC 2006
> > Based on these I've created a two-binary package, one equivalent to the
> > current one and another minimal dependency one - for use on my XFCE
> > system.
> > Debian .diff.gz attached, unpack and diff against your unpacked revision
> > to see what changed.
sorry to disagree, but upstream reckons that --disable-gnome is a
VeryBadIdea(TM). The fact that Gentoo and SuSE have shipped it with a
lot of bad results is probably the best rationale why we should not
activate it until upstream reckons it's weeded of errors and safe to
use. Basically the disable-gnome switch was added to get win32 to build.
Seeing you talk about XFCE makes me wonder hard if you actually
understood what current Ekiga does link against. It's nothing but the
pure minimalistic set of GNOME core libs plus GTK2. That means, it's
what XFCE already calls in itself. Added to this is
evolution-data-server to have a centralized backend for addressbook and
contacts management. This is said AFAIK to become the new default
backend for freedesktop.org anyway, thus this probably also will be
added to XFCE-depends sooner or later.
Bottom line is, Ekiga doesn't call for GNOME as you might expect, but
only the GNOME libs. Adding the switch you ask for is not a technical
problem of the packaging, but the usability will be torn down by a quite
reasonable part. Nothing I do find a very charming idea.
If you got any intelligence what the disable-gnome switch turns off
which can be disabled safely, I'm all ears to rethink that idea. Until
then, I don't see any reason to _not_ tag a wishlist bug like that
If this was meant to only ask for one avahi-enabled and one
avahi-disabled, then please rephrase your demand and I shall discuss
this with upstream and pkg-voip about how to make sure people don't mess
up their config installing the wrong version. The ekiga(-full) can later
also hold the dbus while the ekiga-minimalistic won't need to have both
avahi and dbus. Nevertheless I doubt that only avahi is clashing into
your XFCE trimmed config, is it?
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