Re: Request for freeze break -- feature & string freeze for 2.14.x cycle

ons, 12,.04.2006 kl. 10.38 -0600, skrev Elijah Newren:
> Hi,
> Yeah, I suck.  I know alarm bells are going off and this looks pretty
> bad.  However, the focus behavior for programs launched from a
> terminal unfortunately appears to be really badly hated (yes, this
> only affects users using a terminal).  Ubuntu has already patched it
> out (though I'm getting lots of strange bug reports about Ubuntu and
> focus which people report go away with our tarballs, making me think
> there's something amiss in their patches), and the bug is marked as an
> FC5-updates blocker.  So, I'm guessing they'll take the patch (or hack
> something else together) even if this isn't approved.  I'm not aware
> of the situation in other distros but those are the big two shipping
> with 2.14 right now that I know of.
> So, I'd like to apply Ron Yorston's patch in bug 326159 to make a
> focus_new_windows option, which simultaneously changes the default
> behavior back to what it was in 2.12.  (I don't feel reverting the
> default without adding the option isn't a good idea; there's no need
> to punch the users in the face who have been requesting 'strict' focus
> options for years and finally saw this bug'd just be too
> cruel)
> Alternative ideas welcome.  I know this really, really sucks, and I
> should be publicly whipped, but it seemed to be worth bringing up for
> your consideration as I think not taking this is going to cause more
> pain and bugs than breaking the freeze.
1/2 from me. I agree with the suckiness of the timing and all, but I
think it's worth it.


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