[arch-dev-public] Bringing WindowMaker forward

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 14:10:32 EDT 2009

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Daniel Isenmann <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I know that most of you doesn't really use WindowMaker or think it's
>> obsolete. Nevertheless I use it daily at my main desktop and I'm very
>> happy with it. Sadly there were no release since 4 years! :(
>> At the moment there are some very active developers which forked the
>> actual last CVS snapshot of WindowMaker and doing a lot of work with
>> new features and bugfixes.
>> The mailinglist of WindowMaker is very active with those developers and
>> it looks promising. I have used there GIT snapshot since a few days and
>> it looks very good.
>> I would like to replace our official package with a regular updated GIT
>> snapshot package to give the new developers as much feedback as
>> possible and to give our WindowMaker users a more fresh WindowMaker
>> than the 4 years old one.
>> Any objections in doing this?
>> Cheers,
>>  Daniel
> as long as you test the git snapshots first in order to provide some kind of
> stability check I see no problems with it. I may even give it a try just for
> fun.

In addition, please put the actual snapshots in /srv/ftp/other etc,
instead of doing it like an AUR package. This way we can reliably
rebuild from ABS

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