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Re: scrotwm window manager (new name: spectrwm)


Lokesh Mandvekar <> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 03:40:11AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
>> Lokesh Mandvekar <> writes:
>> >     scrotwm (wm/scrotwm) has now changed to spectrwm. I made
>> >     the required changes to my own pkgsrc tree for spectrwm (in 
>> > wm/spectwm). The changes can
>> >     be found on my git repo here: 
>> >
>> >
>> >     If git is a problem, I could probably create and host a cvs version
>> >     somewhere or maybe create a tarball of the spectrwm directory.
>> The lack of stable tarball (that is generated once rather than
>> automatically regenerated each time on request) is the main problem.
> I'm sorry, do you mean the tarball that gets downloaded (spectrwm-2.1.1.tgz)?
> It's working fine for me, could you please let me know the problem you're
> facing?
>> The next problem is HTTPS (currently, may be fixed soon).
> By HTTPS being a problem, is that related to the spectrwm download site ? or
> the github link?
> If it's the former, does HTTPS pose a problem ? Just curious.

I haven't looked into details, but in general github-based projects have
drawbacks as I describe: (1) they rely on automatically generated tarballs
which (2) are distributed via HTTPS.

Due to security concerns we don't distribute packages which don't have
stable tarball, in particular the software which source is distributed
only through version control system.

> If it's the latter, could you please try this:
> git:// ?

If you have a patch, better send it as a patch. Either attached or in-line.


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