Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-07 Thread Josh Saddler
Ben de Groot wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
 for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the categories
 for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde, xfce).
 Comments are welcome!

First, thanks for getting this stuff into the tree; I just synced, and
it's all very nice. 'Cept for one thing:

$ eix -c lxappearance
[N] lxde-base/lxappearance (~0.2): LXDE GTK+ theme switcher
[N] x11-themes/lxappearance (~0.2): a desktop-independent theme switcher
for GTK+
Found 2 matches.

So...any reason why BOTH these packages are still in the tree? Couldn't
one of them have been removed entirely or just moved categories? Because
right now emerge lxappearance returns the ambiguous error, and it
really doesn't need to be that tricky. :)



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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-07 Thread Ben de Groot
Josh Saddler wrote:
 Ben de Groot wrote:
 Hi,

 I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
 for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the categories
 for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde, xfce).
 Comments are welcome!
 
 First, thanks for getting this stuff into the tree; I just synced, and
 it's all very nice. 'Cept for one thing:
 
 $ eix -c lxappearance
 [N] lxde-base/lxappearance (~0.2): LXDE GTK+ theme switcher
 [N] x11-themes/lxappearance (~0.2): a desktop-independent theme switcher
 for GTK+
 Found 2 matches.
 
 So...any reason why BOTH these packages are still in the tree? Couldn't
 one of them have been removed entirely or just moved categories? Because
 right now emerge lxappearance returns the ambiguous error, and it
 really doesn't need to be that tricky. :)
 
Oops... I did the move  in profiles, but then forgot to remove the old
location. Will fix right away.

-- 
Ben de Groot
Gentoo Linux developer (lxde, media, desktop-misc)
Gentoo Linux Release Engineering PR liaison
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[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://ben.liveforge.org/
irc://chat.freenode.net/#gentoo-media
irc://irc.oftc.net/#lxde
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[gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-01 Thread Ben de Groot
Hi,

I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the categories
for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde, xfce). With the
help of a few users I have been developing ebuilds for these packages in
the lxde overlay [3], and I would like to move the ebuilds for the
release versions into the official tree now. (The overlay also contains
live svn ebuilds.)

LXDE currently has 14 packages that would go into this new category,
which is comparable to what xfce-base has. It also uses x11-wm/openbox
as default WM, and x11-misc/pcmanfm as default filemanager, although
these can be easily swapped for others.

Comments are welcome!

1: http://lxde.org/
2: https://bugs.gentoo.org/157989
3: http://www.bitbucket.org/yngwin/lxde-overlay/src/

-- 
Ben de Groot
Gentoo Linux developer (lxde, media, desktop-misc)
Gentoo Linux Release Engineering PR liaison
__

[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://ben.liveforge.org/
irc://chat.freenode.net/#gentoo-media
irc://irc.oftc.net/#lxde
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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-01 Thread Robert Bridge
On Sat, 01 Nov 2008 12:05:54 +0100
Ben de Groot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi,
 
 I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
 for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the
 categories for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde,
 xfce). With the help of a few users I have been developing ebuilds
 for these packages in the lxde overlay [3], and I would like to move
 the ebuilds for the release versions into the official tree now. (The
 overlay also contains live svn ebuilds.)
 
 LXDE currently has 14 packages that would go into this new category,
 which is comparable to what xfce-base has. It also uses x11-wm/openbox
 as default WM, and x11-misc/pcmanfm as default filemanager, although
 these can be easily swapped for others.
 
 Comments are welcome!

As a use who looked at LXDE for older machines, but decided that not to
mess around with overlays on otherwise stable x86 boxes, can I vote for
this?

 1: http://lxde.org/
 2: https://bugs.gentoo.org/157989
 3: http://www.bitbucket.org/yngwin/lxde-overlay/src/


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-01 Thread Mart Raudsepp
On Sat, 2008-11-01 at 12:05 +0100, Ben de Groot wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
 for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the categories
 for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde, xfce). With the
 help of a few users I have been developing ebuilds for these packages in
 the lxde overlay [3], and I would like to move the ebuilds for the
 release versions into the official tree now. (The overlay also contains
 live svn ebuilds.)

++

Note that I will propose to the GNOME team to reorganize the GNOME
categories to gnome-platform/, gnome-desktop/, gnome-dev/,
gnome-bindings/ or similar setup once we have atomic commits to the
portage tree (a la git) to not disrupt anything from all the moves.
But I think with just 14 packages an lxde-base makes the most sense
indeed, with upstream probably not having them categorized themselves
like GNOME has.


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Gentoo Developer
Mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Weblog: http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/leio


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Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Adding lxde-base category

2008-11-01 Thread Josh Saddler
Ben de Groot wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I would like to add a new category to the tree: lxde-base, to be used
 for the LXDE desktop [1,2] packages, in correspondence to the categories
 for the other desktop environments we have (gnome, kde, xfce). With the
 help of a few users I have been developing ebuilds for these packages in
 the lxde overlay [3], and I would like to move the ebuilds for the
 release versions into the official tree now. (The overlay also contains
 live svn ebuilds.)
 
 LXDE currently has 14 packages that would go into this new category,
 which is comparable to what xfce-base has. It also uses x11-wm/openbox
 as default WM, and x11-misc/pcmanfm as default filemanager, although
 these can be easily swapped for others.
 
 Comments are welcome!
 
 1: http://lxde.org/
 2: https://bugs.gentoo.org/157989
 3: http://www.bitbucket.org/yngwin/lxde-overlay/src/
 

I dunno . . . given the Xfce (the OTHER lightweight DE) team's decision
to start getting rid of the xfce-* categories, near as I can tell, is
this really consistent with what the rest of the desktop teams are
doin'? Or is it just Xfce that seems to be less consistent with other
categories.

Aside from these recent actions, lxde categories seem like a good idea,
same as for all our other desktops.



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