Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204403
Inkboard feature disabled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
Description of problem:
as said in the spec file :
Inkboard feature disabled pending further security tests since Jun 28 2006.
What's the status of the security tests ? When this feature will be enabled ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Inkboard feature enabled
Good question ;-)
Do you know if it actually works ? Last time i tried it, it would crash in the
loudmouth library, but that was a while ago.
I'll aks the question upstream.
I didn't try it since a while but i would like to test it and see how it is
Discussion is ongoing at
It probably won't be enabled before the 0.44.1 release.
And now that 0.44.1 release is available in extras, inkboard could be enabled ?
Upstream still doesn't enable it by default... If you have some time, I would
love to hear some feedback on its stability (you can compile it from the SRPM
with rpmbuild --with inkboard). I know one of the problems is that it will only
work with specific Jabber servers...
I have used a --with inkboard build of this and version 0.44.1.
I tested it with two other users (individually) using the same build and the
jabber.org server. We pretty much just "tooled around" for a bit... It was
surprisingly responsive. Pasting .svgs worked and appeared on the other end. It
never crashed. I can't make any comments on how secure it is though. I can say
it works and it's cool though. :)
Thanks for the investigation. 0.45 is just around the corner, so it sounds
reasonable to enable the feature then.
0.45 is now out...
I know i know, a RL emergency kicked in and delayed my packaging work. I have a
pre1 src.rpm on www.pooloshark.org/inkscape/ if anyone has spare cycles to do
some preliminary testing, the spec should "just work" with 0.45...
I still have doubts whether inkboard is mature enough for inclusion, a feeling
that is shared by most of the upstream folks (the GUI is also not intuitive),
but on the other hand it won't improve if nobody uses it...