[blfs-dev] gnome-system-monitor wnck, was Re: [blfs-book] r16477 - trunk/BOOK/gnome/applications

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Sep 28 12:10:23 PDT 2015


On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 05:49:52PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:09:05AM -0300, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> > Em 27-09-2015 18:04, ken at higgs.linuxfromscratch.org escreveu:
> 
> Let's take this back to -dev.
> 
> > > Author: ken
> > > Date: Sun Sep 27 14:04:27 2015
> > > New Revision: 16477
> > > 
> > > Log:
> > > Minor fixups in gnome.
> > > 
> 
> > > +++ trunk/BOOK/gnome/applications/gnome-system-monitor.xml	Sun Sep 27 14:04:27 2015	(r16477)
> > > @@ -123,6 +123,16 @@
> > >  
> > >    </sect2>
> > >  
> > > +  <sect2 role="commands">
> > > +    <title>Command Explanations</title>
> > > +
> > > +    <para>
> > > +      <parameter>--enable-wnck</parameter>: This switch adds support for
> > > +      <application>libwnck</application>.
> > > +    </para>
> > > +
> > > +  </sect2>
> > > +
> > 
> > This is very clarifying, indeed!!!
> > 

And on -book Bruce commented:

| LOL.  Yes I agree.  How about:
|
| This switch adds support for the  Window Navigator Construction Kit
| libraries.

I have now built gnome-system-monitor both with and without libwnck,
and run the without version from a DESTDIR.  I cannot see any
obvious difference in the display, and the only thing I have
detected is that the binary is a bit bigger when linked to libwnck.

The switch was added in May last year (yes, I have been ignoring
gnome packages), in r13135 when the book moved to the 3.12.2
version.  At that time, libwnck was downgraded from Required to
Recommended.  I respect Fernando's judgement that it should be
recommended, even if I cannot work out what benefit it provides.
Perhaps some windowmanagers benefit from this switch ?

I found that there was a bug in 3.12.2 where --disable-wnck was
treated as --enable-wnck, but nothing else.

In the absence of an explanation for the benefits of doing this,
I'll go with Bruce's wording.

ĸen
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