Subject: remaining issues with gnome-2.20
To: None <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/30/2007 22:02:03
Hi -
I've been tracking gnome-2.20 for a while. The release was appearently
thrown together in a rush, and code quality and portability is worse
than it was in 2.18. Anyway, some bugs were fixed in 2.20.1, and I've
fixed some issues on our side, so we might consider to pull this into
pkgsrc soon.
Here is my (somehow serse) list of issues remaining. For general
desktop stuff, 2.20.1 is working well. System monitoring and multimedia
things are not that great. There are other applications available
serving the purpose, which I personally prefer, so I better get some
opinions before pushing the update.
The gdm/XDMCP problems are rather serious, but it might be a reasonable
workaround to make it IPv4 only for now.
If someone has some clue how to fix the other issues, please help.

best regards

-gdm: XDMCP wants getaddrinfo(V6ONLY), and requires v6 mapped v4 sockets
-libgtop: should be updated
-nautilus-cd-burner: needs hal
-sound-juicer: needs hal
-nautilus: strange behaviour, desktop icon pictures disappear sporadically
 (not sure whether this is expected behaviour if programs are
-epiphany: what does the seahorse extension do?
-seahorse: pgp public key properties dialog sometimes unresponsive, and
 sporadic changes in the "Trusted" tab (likely program bugs)
-seahorse: slowdown/crash browsing the "collected keys" list
 (possibly related to network connection)
-accessibility stuff not done yet
-system-monitor et al not done yet
-programs suffering from broken dlopen(NULL) on NetBSD, notably
 evolution and glade3 (no easy workaround available)

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