[arch-dev-public] Bringing WindowMaker forward

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Mon Sep 14 13:54:42 EDT 2009

On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:10:32 -0500
Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

I have add the package to the repository and copied the sources tarball
to /srv/ftp/other/windowmaker/

I didn't replaced the package as I planned before, I only created a new
package with the -git ending. This way we can make sure, that only
people are upgrading to the git-version who really like to.

I will post something in my blog about the new package, which will then
appear on the planet. I don't think it's really necessary to post a
front news for that. Maybe I will post a few words to the forum, too.

I will regular update the package to reflect the changes which are made
in the GIT repo of windowmaker-crm, to be up2date as possible.


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