Thanks again for responding to my e-mail!

On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:06:49 +0000 Thomas Adam <tho...@fvwm.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 11:18:14PM -0500, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have been looking at the fvwm RPM for fedora and i noticed that the
> > following patches are in there:
> > 
> > fvwm-0005-Explicitly-link-against-fontconfig.patch
> This has long since been fixed in 2.6.X, AFAIK.
> > fvwm-2.5.21-menu-generate.patch
> Redundant with fvwm-menu-desktop, although work is underway to improve it.
> > fvwm-2.5.30-mimeopen.patch
> > fvwm-2.5.30-more-mouse-buttons.patch
> > fvwm-2.5.30-xdg-open.patch
> For these, see:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/fvwm-workers@fvwm.org/msg02776.html
> > There is also the following:
> > fvwm-xdg-menu.py
> Redundant?
> > From looking at the archives, it is not clear to me if the last one
> > should be included/excluded? Are any of the above no longer necessary
> > for fvwm-2.6.4?
> See above.
> > Separately, I also was wondering: do any of these patches conflict with
> > the following more commonly used patches (for Gentoo/ArchLinux)?
> No.  They're not supported.
> > Finally, does anyone here know what is going on wrt Fedora's fvwm?
> > Bugzilla requests there do not seem to have been even checked out for
> > months, sometimes years, and it is not clear whether the WM has any
> > support or not.
> I'm hoping Jason Tibbitts will respond as he knows a little about what
> Fedora do, but as far as I am concerned, I only work with what's posted
> here, upstream.  Hence, if you don't report bugs, they won't get fixed.
> -- Thomas Adam

So, I just wanted to be sure: none of the above-mentioned packages are
of much use anymore, is that correct?

Also, are any of the patches in the ArchLinux/Gentoo builds already
included/proposed to be so in fvwm? I wanted to put together a local
RPM for fvwm, and I therefore wanted to know.

Does Jason Tibbitts have involvement with the Fedora RPM? From what I
see there, it appears to be maintained by someone called Peter Lemenkov:
however, there has been very little action there for a long time?

Many thanks and best wishes,

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