Package Details: ido 12.10.2-4

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Package Base: ido
Description: Widgets and other objects used for indicators
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Keywords: ido widgets
Licenses: LGPL
Submitter: City-busz
Maintainer: horsemanoffaith
Last Packager: horsemanoffaith
Votes: 61
Popularity: 0.000004
First Submitted: 2012-11-16 17:34
Last Updated: 2016-02-07 00:53

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horsemanoffaith commented on 2016-02-04 19:42

I haven't heard of any compatibility issues with this package, but I just may not be aware of them. I know there were issues with libindicator and libappindicator being flagged out-of-date, and that is why I updated this package to the version I did. Perhaps, as you said, I should break off an Ubuntu-specific ido. That would not present any problem on my end.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-02-04 19:23

This updated version of ido is reported to break compatibility with the public release versions of libindicator and libappindicator which already had packages in the AUR. The libraries were of course dependant upon the public release this package used to provide. The most common use case I am aware of for these libraries is the running of binaries distributed via steam and the client its self without the distributed runtime. If one recalls correctly it is necessary for Steam's notification icon to be displayed correctly in GNOME.

I agree that Unity and it's related components should be viable options on Arch; however, I don't think it should come at the expense of breaking things that worked just fine for existing users. The point I am making that adoption of Unity/Ubuntu specific code which represents a specific usage case should be a clear up front choice. In the downline package libindicator3 it erroneously lists the standard gtk packages as a dependency when given that it is built against this version of ido it will require the gtk{2,3}-ubuntu packages. In respecting the user's right to choose ido and ido-ubuntu should have been options to allow them to adopt the appropriate library according to their needs.

I've contributed to packages in this chain in the past and would not have an objection to maintaining it.

horsemanoffaith commented on 2016-02-04 17:44

Woeful, while the new version of ido does use Ubuntu versioning, I do not believe it breaks compatibilty with other packages. I have been using the Unity-for-Arch ido package for years and I've never had compatibilty issues. As I mention in my libappindicator package comments, I am looking to redo versioning/naming schemes, which will be creating new PKGBUILDS. If someone wants to use lightdm-unity-greeter, that's their choice, right? Most of the required by's are Unity based, anyway. Gryffyn, if you don't want to maintain it any longer, I'll be happy to.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-02-04 15:37

Gryffyn: It seemed you'd been doing quite well. Do you no longer wish to maintain it?

Gryffyn commented on 2016-02-04 14:36

Woeful, you want this package?

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-02-04 14:14

Breaking compatibility with pre-existing packages in the AUR while necessitating the use of an Ubuntu patch to a core library seems a rather big ask of every other AUR user just to build one little greeter for lightdm.

horsemanoffaith commented on 2016-02-04 05:45

Woeful, please see my comment on libappindicator3. The same applies here. This package was updated to the Ubuntu version so the lightdm-unity-greeter could be properly built.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-02-04 01:09

Defining epoch for this package is totally unnecessary. The version numbering did not change in any significant way to prevent the package from updating normally.

WoefulDerelict commented on 2016-02-03 23:16

The version published on launchpad remains static as it is essentially clean and can be built and compiled on any GNU/Linux distribution without modification. This is most suitable for wide distribution. The current version requires Ubuntu specific patches to GTK which are used for the Unity interface. Many other distributions do not incorporate these changes and thus the later version can not be built without patching them in.

horsemanoffaith commented on 2016-01-02 07:56

I'm not sure how to do so, but I can be a co-maintainer, if you'd like. The reason why I'm so interested in getting ido up and running is because it's a requirement of lightdm-unity-greeter, and I would like to get it running on my system from the AUR so others can do the same. Lightdm-unity-greeter is my greeter of choice. I could install it from the files I've updated from the Unity-for-Arch repo on Github, but that wouldn't really help my fellow Arch users, would it?