[blfs-dev] gnome-system-monitor wnck

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Sep 28 13:19:44 PDT 2015


On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 04:28:48PM -0300, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 28-09-2015 16:10, Ken Moffat escreveu:
> > 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:
> >>>
> >>> 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
> > 
> 
> Here is an agreement. I barely remember the reasons, perhaps I thought
> if it was until recently required, perhaps it is important to keep in
> recommended. For me I would simply move to optional. Like you, I cannot
> work out any benefit.
> 
> Thanks for mentioning.
> 
> + 1 to move to optional.
> 
I suggest we can do that after the release, if anybody wants to
tackle gnome-3.18 - a quick look at fedora suggests that for 3.16
(which they are still using on f22) they think libwnck is pulled in
automatically.  Arch have the switch, maybe something benefits from
it.

ĸen
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