Projects in xfce repos, ehm...

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Thu Nov 20 20:33:16 CET 2008

Stephan Arts wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering... (please don't shoot me)
> Shouldn't the following projects belong inside the xfce-goodies repositories?
>  - Squeeze

Not movable because you copied from the Xarchiver repo sometime early 
and its history, and there's no good way to filter it properly.

>  - Xarchiver

Yes, probably.

>  - Terminal

Debatable.  I'd lean toward yes, but... maybe not.

>  - Orage (xfcalendar)

Yes, definitely.

>  - xfmedia

Hasn't been in the main xfce repo for a couple months now ^_~.

>  - mousepad

Yeah, probably.

> They seem like add-ons to me.
> And I wonder if the xfce-trigger-launcher should exist inside -goodies
> or -archive.

Does trigger-launcher work?  If so, goodies.  If not, archive.

There's also a technological problem with all of this -- dumping single 
modules is a pain in the ass because svndumpfilter is just broken and 
doesn't filter out everything it should.  At least, the version we have 
on mocha (kinda old, 1.4.something) has this problem.  I haven't been 
able to find any bugs or mailing list posts on this.

We should probably update svn on mocha anyway; there are a couple nice 
features in 1.5.x that might be worthwhile (merge tracking, more 
efficient repository format, etc.), but as we saw yesterday, updating 
stuff on mocha tends to break things...

Oh, never mind... looks like svn got updated yesterday too.  Sigh.

More single-author modules are easier to move because you can manually 
fixup the dump file without too much trouble, but other modules are more 


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