Backport of smeg (on official servers)

Travis Watkins alleykat at
Thu Aug 11 10:49:17 CDT 2005

On 8/9/05, Martin Meredith <martin at> wrote:
> I've been working with Amaranth on backporting smeg, and what needs to
> be done is the following
> gnome-app-install to be backported (waiting for package to be updated so
> can apt-get source it) This is to fix problems with pyxdg and hoary
> g-a-i conflicts
> pydxg backport (builds fine)
> gnome-menus backport: We've tested this and it builds and installs fine
> on hoary, and so far, we can't see any breakage... smeg runs when it's
> installed, though with some small problems (aka - ordering of items
> doesnt work - but this never worked in hoary anyway, so it must be
> another breezy package that does this)
> So, I think we should go ahead with the changes listed above (assuming
> g-a-i builds fine) and get smeg backported properly and make menu
> editing in hoary a lot easier.
> Unless of course, someone comes up witha  reason not to (aka - I've
> missed something - again)

I've done some more poking and talked to seb128 about this and I don't
think this is a good idea. You have to patch gnome-panel and
gnome-control-center (at least) to match the new API and namespacing
in gnome-menus 2.11.

Travis Watkins

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