Re: Feature freeze break for libwnck and gnome-panel

On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 14:43 -0500, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> This is a feature freeze break request for libwnck and gnome-panel.
> The patches have been accepted by the module maintainers on condition of
> release team approval.
> The first patch modifies the API of libwnck which Elijah says is not
> subject to the API freeze because it's a desktop module.  The
> modifications are the addition of a function.  If you do not call the
> function then the library continues to behave in exactly the same way as
> it used to.
> The second patch modifies the wncklet applet

What is the wncklet applet?

>  in the panel to use the new
> functionality.  For the second patch, as per the comments in the bugs,
> approval is only being requested to enable the new functionality for
> pixmap backgrounds (not solid colour).  The functionality for solid
> colour will be added in 2.11.
> The relevant bugs are:
> (libwnck)
> (gnome-panel wncklet)
> The change should not wait for the next development phase because it's
> nice eyecandy that people will like and it's the one missing piece out
> of all the work that went into making transparent panels look more
> reasonable for the release of 2.10.

Can you explain simply exactly what the user will see, or not see, with
this change? "Better transparency support" is not very informative.

> That being said, the changes are new functionality - and trivial at
> that.

Vincent seems to be suggesting a change to the patch. We'd like to know
that you have thoroughly tested the patch that you would actually apply,
so you'll need to upload the final patch.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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