Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1016943
Review Request: crystal - KDE WM theme (KDE4-compatible version)
Last modified: 2014-11-24 14:59:16 EST
Spec URL: http://bnemec.fedorapeople.org/crystal.spec
SRPM URL: http://bnemec.fedorapeople.org/crystal-2.2.1-1.fc19.src.rpm
Description: This package already exists in Fedora, but the version is old and only works with KDE 3, which isn't terribly useful. This is an updated version of the Crystal KDE WM theme that works with KDE 4.
Fedora Account System Username: bnemec
Ah I think you should package a new package and then get sponsored and then try to take over this package in Fedora.
I guess I thought that was what I was doing - the wiki instructions on adding new packages led me to open this bug. Did you have something else in mind?
(In reply to Ben Nemec from comment #2)
> I guess I thought that was what I was doing - the wiki instructions on
> adding new packages led me to open this bug. Did you have something else in
You should open a bug for the existing crystal package, not a review request. The package is outdated and needs some effort to make it work with KDE 4.x. Review requests are only for completely new packages or that ones which have been orphaned or retired for some reasons.
I think the crystal maintainer isn't very active these days, I assume you'd be interested in helping co-maintain it? If so, I can help with sponsoring...
re-assigning to crystal component.
Yes, I would be happy to help maintain it.
I looked at the existing crystal package in fedora, it is indeed does already work with kde4, even though it is quite old.
Let's give chitlesh at least a few more days to explicitly respond.
If he does not by the weekend or early next week say, I'll be happy to sponsor you and we can get you into a comaintainer position.
OK, Ben, I sponsored you, so that part is done.
Great, thanks! I'll revisit this next week some time.
FWIW, the existing crystal does install under KDE 4, but it doesn't show up in the window decorations list because 1.0.5 is still from the KDE 3 version of crystal here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=13969
crystal 2.x is the version that is intended to be used with KDE 4. Details are here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/crystal?content=75140
Odd, this build
definitely builds and links against kde4 stuff.
After 3 months's wait, I think you can step further.
I saw the mail on -devel with no response, and after searching on the Internet, I found his blog is still alive:
With contact info on the above:
Email: chitlesh-chitlesh.ch(replace - to @)
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
The package has been updated so this bug is no longer needed.