What about SLiM and tint2?

rent0n rent0n at email.it
Wed Sep 23 18:56:36 BST 2009


Loïc Martin wrote:
> Loïc Martin wrote:
>> rent0n wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I would like to know, if possible, the reasons why SLiM will not be 
>>> present in the karmic release, since the SLiM team found a new 
>>> mantainer and developpers and the project is still going on.
>>
>> Do you have some links pointing to a prepared Ubuntu package and some 
>> refusal by Ubuntu developers?
>>
No i have not.
I really can't understand your question, i just would like to know if 
SLiM has not been included in karmic because for some time the  project 
was dropped down or there is some other reason.
Now that they found a new mantainer, do you think the package will be 
re-included in Ubuntu 10.04?


>>> I also would like to know why the new stable release of tint2 (0.7) 
>>> has not been included in karmic instead of the old 0.6 version.
>>
>> Looking at tint2 version in Karmic, 0.6.0-1, the lack of an -#ubuntu# 
>> at the end means that the package is maintained entirely in Debian, 
>> and then synced into Ubuntu.
>>
>> Debian has tint2 0.7.1-1, however their changelog shows that it was 
>> only uploaded to Debian after the 1st of July, which is past Karmic 
>> Debian Import Freeze (DIF), which according to 
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicReleaseSchedule was June 25th.
>>
>> tint2 could have been manually synced from Debian past that date if 
>> you (or anyone else) had requested a sync in Launchpad (checking 
>> first that it builds and runs fine in Karmic, and providing the build 
>> logs or, better, a PPA link) - up to Feature Freeze, which was August 
>> 27th
>
> Looking at 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/tint2/+bug/319436, Daniel 
> Moerner was (and is still) assigned to that bug, and said that the fix 
> was in 0.7.0, which he would prepare. You might want to reply to the 
> bug and ask him what prevented requesting a sync from Debian.
>
>
This part is very clear, thank you very much for the explanation!

Cheers,
rent0n



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