Despite I should've be posting on this list, I will open an exception
for something that I've invested a lot of time in the past (and time
proven Vincent to be wise), but there's this 'Unity' thing that should
I've recently handed GNOME:Ayatana to someone to keep the work, but
the direction that the project is taken doesn't please me and I would
like to become 'plan B' on this issue. As some people know I also
maintain a few packages on Fedora and I've also became an EPEL
Packager. I've seen a message in which the author (the person I gave
GNOME:Ayatana to) claiming he moved to Fedora. I've removed myself
from GNOME:Ayatana after seeing xorg components and compilers being
added to the repo amongst other things.
I can take back Unity considering that:
1) I've spoken to Ken VanDine from Canonical and currently only the
menu proxy isn't upstreamed;
2) I've spoken to Matthias Clasen from Red Hat regarding GTK+ and
menu proxies, I was informed that they are working with Canonical to
move everything go GMenus;
3) The code has portability issues to GCC4.7;
4) Jeff Spaleta is moving in Fedora to help with the code ports and
moving Unity to Fedora;
5) We need to bring compiz back.
6) An aditional patch is required on X, I supposed this will be
upstreamed by Fedora soon.
This are the only real issues that the port faces for deployment; I'm
familiar with most of the components (except Compiz), we have someone
working on Compiz, which should be nice.
Now, I'm willing to pick up my former work and make a push for this,
but I will need help, mainly with:
1) Fixing code for GCC4.7 (or I can wait for Fedora to do the work
and then rebase the patches);
2) Reviews (prefer someone from the GNOME Team to do them, as they
are to the best of my knowledge the tighter ones, and thats how I like
I'm in for taking this seriously (which means I will drop MATE).
Aditionally since GNOME:Ayatana has a lot of crazy stuff, I don't even
want to get close to it (though I need to copy packages); I need also
a 'Unity' namespace on OBS for this. If OBS can take EC2 build hosts,
I can donate 1 or 2 build hosts for this project alone if that helps.
Anyone who can help me overcomming the gcc4.7 is available ? For me
this is a race, and it's the only way I get enough motivation to run
against time and make this happen in real time. I have 2 free weeks in
August (other two I will be away) to make this into a usable state.
--- If you have no real interesting in helping in this, please don't
polute this thread.
// I've stopped trying to understand sandwiches with a third piece of
bread in the middle...
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