Bug 1051688

Summary: Review Request: compton - compositor forked from xcompmgr-dana
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Matthew Robinson <mwr54>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it <nobody>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: bodhi.zazen, frh+fedora, package-review, pasik
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Description Matthew Robinson 2014-01-10 21:42:14 UTC
Spec URL: http://fedorapeople.org/~mrobinson/compton.spec
SRPM URL: http://fedorapeople.org/~mrobinson/compton-0.1_beta2.6772ffb-1.fc20.src.rpm
Description: Compton is a fork of xcompmgr-dana that fixes several bugs from the original xcompmgr and introduces new features. These include different transparency types, dimming, and an OpenGL backend. There are also fixes to memory leaks. More info here: https://github.com/chjj/compton
Fedora Account System Username: mrobinson

Comment 1 Matthew Robinson 2014-01-13 15:07:10 UTC
What's the typical process for packages like these that have already been built, but not updated for new versions? I didn't see anything about this on the wiki page for becoming a package maintainer. Specifically here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join_the_package_collection_maintainers#Ensure_the_software_you_wish_to_package_is_suitable

Comment 2 Matthew Robinson 2014-01-13 15:58:37 UTC
Looks like it was orphaned previously:


Comment 3 bodhi.zazen 2014-12-25 22:10:55 UTC
I am posting here as I am willing to package this (rather then opening a new review request)

Comment 4 Michael Schwendt 2015-08-05 08:47:11 UTC
The process for claiming ownership of retired packages is explained here:




The review process is explained here:


Basically, anyone can contribute a review based on the Review Guidelines, but only members of the packager group may approve packages finally. And in case of the package submitter not being a packager yet, here's the process:


What's up with bug 999732 with regard to the snapshot in this package?


A few relevant links:

 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:NamingGuidelines#Package_Versioning
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:SourceURL
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:LicensingGuidelines#License_Text
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Desktop_files


Consider pointing the fedora-review tool at this ticket:

  fedora-review -b 1051688

It downloads the latest spec file and src.rpm from the "Spec URL:" and "SRPM URL:" lines it can find and performs many helpful checks on them, involving a local test-build, too.


How does 


related to

  Version:        0.1_beta2.%{git_hash}

in the package?

Also, latest package published at Fedora is:


Why does this new package set "Epoch"?


Has there been no new release since 2014-01-10?


Some minimum interest in "compton" provided, it should be easier for multiple people to perform self-reviews and offer maintained packages for potential sponsors.

Comment 5 Package Review 2020-07-10 00:49:04 UTC
This is an automatic check from review-stats script.

This review request ticket hasn't been updated for some time. We're sorry
it is taking so long. If you're still interested in packaging this software
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You may want to update the specfile and the src.rpm to the latest version
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Without any reply, this request will shortly be considered abandoned
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Thank you for your patience.

Comment 6 Package Review 2020-08-10 00:48:23 UTC
This is an automatic action taken by review-stats script.

The ticket submitter failed to clear the NEEDINFO flag in a month.
As per https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_stalled_package_reviews
we consider this ticket as DEADREVIEW and proceed to close it.