Debian Bug report logs - #608230
RFP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>

Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 23:24:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#608230; Package wnpp. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 23:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 28 Dec 2010 23:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Cc: pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: ITP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:20:08 -0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>


* Package name    : xmonad-log-applet
  Version         : 1.0.2
  Upstream Author : Adam Wick
* URL             : http://uhsure.com/xmonad-log-applet.html
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages
                    using D-Bus
 
 Xmonad is able to print status messages using D-Bus interface. This
 GNOME panel applet is able to display that information to the user. It
 is capable of displaying information such as window title and current
 workspace number.

I think it could be the case of this going to gnome-applets. The reason
I think it probably shouldn't go there is that this is a very specific
applet, for people who use gnome together with xmonad, instead of
metacity. So having it in gnome-applets would probably be confusing to
users not familiar with this sort of things.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>:
Bug#608230; Package wnpp. (Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:03:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>. (Wed, 29 Dec 2010 09:03:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 608230@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>
To: Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>, 608230@bugs.debian.org
Cc: pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#608230: ITP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:00:47 +0100
Le mardi 28 décembre 2010 à 21:20 -0200, Rafael Cunha de Almeida a
écrit :
>  Xmonad is able to print status messages using D-Bus interface. This
>  GNOME panel applet is able to display that information to the user. It
>  is capable of displaying information such as window title and current
>  workspace number.
> 
> I think it could be the case of this going to gnome-applets. The reason
> I think it probably shouldn't go there is that this is a very specific
> applet, for people who use gnome together with xmonad, instead of
> metacity. So having it in gnome-applets would probably be confusing to
> users not familiar with this sort of things.

I don’t understand the reason for making this xmonad-specific. Why not
improve the wnck applet so that it is able to just display the title of
the currently active window, instead?

Cheers,
-- 
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  `-        --  J???rg Schilling





Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#608230; Package wnpp. (Sat, 01 Jan 2011 21:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Sat, 01 Jan 2011 21:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 608230@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>
To: 608230@bugs.debian.org
Cc: pkg-gnome-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#608230: ITP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 19:15:35 -0200
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:00:47AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 28 décembre 2010 à 21:20 -0200, Rafael Cunha de Almeida a
> écrit :
> >  Xmonad is able to print status messages using D-Bus interface. This
> >  GNOME panel applet is able to display that information to the user. It
> >  is capable of displaying information such as window title and current
> >  workspace number.
> > 
> > I think it could be the case of this going to gnome-applets. The reason
> > I think it probably shouldn't go there is that this is a very specific
> > applet, for people who use gnome together with xmonad, instead of
> > metacity. So having it in gnome-applets would probably be confusing to
> > users not familiar with this sort of things.
> 
> I don’t understand the reason for making this xmonad-specific. Why not
> improve the wnck applet so that it is able to just display the title of
> the currently active window, instead?

xmonad-log-applet allows for any string to be written to it.  So I print
the current window layout, the current workspace and the window name.
The way I have xmonad setup it even paints red the number of the
workspace which has a window with the urgency bit set. I could configure
things differently, xmonad has a feature called logHook that allows you
to output all kinds of status information.

Of course, all that could be implemented by coding window list and
workspace switcher, though it would probably need a new applet for
showing the layout status anyway. However, I think having an applet for
printing xmonad's logHook information (or any string, for that matter)
is much easier to implement (it is already done) and much more flexible.
All in all, it serves well my purposes and I intend to keep on using it.
If it's of interest for Debian community, I can maintain the package.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>:
Bug#608230; Package wnpp. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:38:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:38:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at 608230@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 608230@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: xmonad-log-applet: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:02:34 +0200
retitle 608230 RFP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus
noowner 608230
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of xmonad-log-applet back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting xmonad-log-applet, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 608230 ITP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus
 owner 608230 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <608230@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus' from 'ITP: xmonad-log-applet -- GNOME panel applet that displays xmonad log messages using D-Bus' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:55:33 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Rafael Cunha de Almeida <rafael@kontesti.me>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:55:34 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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