Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 326241
Fedora 8 test 3 ships with an outdated version of seahorse
Last modified: 2008-11-26 06:27:48 EST
Description of problem:
The version currently available in the Fedora development branch is 1.0.1 which
is the version that shipped with the previous release of GNOME. The seahorse
version for the 2.20 version of GNOME - the one that Fedora 8 has - is also 2.20
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
There are some important features and bug fixes in the 2.20 version, for example
the ability to change the gnome-keyring password (see GNOME bugzilla ticket
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=484391 ) or solved usability issues
with the new key functionality (GNOME bugzilla ticket
Still out of date in F8 final ...
Hi - f8 updates-testing has a new seahorse.
and if anyone wants to take over the pkg or be added as comaintainer, let me know.
Seahorse in Fedora 8 update testing claims to be version 2.21, but it doesn't
look like the latest version, specifically the GNOME keyring tab that should be
available in the preferences dialog - and is the only way to change the keyring
password - does not exist in the current version shipped with Fedora.
for the documentation of the missing functionality, and these GNOME bugs for
changing the password that are closed as "can be done with current stable
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The problem doesn't look to exist in Fedora 9 as it finally ships with the seahorse that is part of the GNOME desktop that ships with Fedora 8.
Its a shame that for a year no one found the 1 hour it takes to sync the Fedora package with the sources for the same GNOME version that all other Fedora desktop applications originate from.
I would have done it myself, but from my experience it takes much more then a year for an external developer to get a package into Fedora (as I've been trying to push a package to Fedora, that was requested by a Fedora developer, for almost two years now).