Bug 425872 - Review Request: quarticurve-kwin-theme - Unofficial port of the Bluecurve KWin decoration to KDE 4
Summary: Review Request: quarticurve-kwin-theme - Unofficial port of the Bluecurve KWi...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-17 01:01 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2008-01-21 09:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-21 09:11:39 UTC
Type: ---
rdieter: fedora-review+
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description Kevin Kofler 2007-12-17 01:01:38 UTC
Spec URL: http://repo.calcforge.org/f9/kde4-decoration-native-quarticurve-kwin.spec
SRPM URL: http://repo.calcforge.org/f9/kde4-decoration-native-quarticurve-kwin-0.0-0.1.beta3.fc8.src.rpm
Quarticurve-KWin is an unofficial port of Red Hat's Bluecurve KWin 3 decoration
(taken out of redhat-artwork 7.0.0) to KDE 4. This port is NOT endorsed or
supported by Red Hat.

This package is targeted at F9+ ONLY. It replaces the bluecurve-kwin-theme which is useless in KDE 4.

In case that it isn't obvious, the Contribution under the CLA here is supposed to be the packaging, not the upstream source code, even though I happen to be upstream. (The upstream code is GPL v2, so no licensing issues there.)

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-01-11 18:49:06 UTC
I can review this.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2008-01-11 18:53:08 UTC
Scratch build submitted:

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-01-11 19:08:53 UTC
Hrm, seems to be a problem using it (the scratch build anyway), systemsettings
crashes with:
systemsettings: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/kde4/kwin3_quarticurve.so:
undefined symbol: _ZN7QPixmapC2ERK5QSizeNS_4TypeE

I'll continue to the review on other items.

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2008-01-11 19:11:25 UTC
kde4-decoration-native-quarticurve-kwin.x86_64: W: obsolete-not-provided
kde4-decoration-native-quarticurve-kwin.x86_64: W: filename-too-long-for-joliet

The name *is* kinda long, why include "decoration-native'? (or maybe that's from
the proposed kde naming spec)?

speaking of names, including 'kde3' in the name seems a bit confusing too. ?

Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2008-01-11 19:13:44 UTC
Packaging-wise, the spec looks simple, clean enough.

Address/respond-to the "not working" and "naming" issues (worksforme, forget it,
respectfully, are acceptable. :) ), and I'll approve this.

Comment 6 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-12 02:26:17 UTC
The name is from the naming spec (with the additional proposal of 
specifying "kde4" to make it clear), it's ridiculously long indeed. Any better 
suggestion? (If so, we should fix the spec.)

The unresolved symbol is definitely a bug, I'll need some time to debug it.

Comment 7 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-12 02:33:34 UTC
Oh and for the .so name, KWin 4.0 uses kwin3_*.so plugin names for its own 
plugins too. I know it's silly, but I'm just doing what upstream does.

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2008-01-12 02:36:56 UTC
Ick, I guess that explains why I'm seeing double entries in systemsettings
(kde-4.0) with kdebase3 installed.  doh.  Looks like one more thing to omit.

Comment 9 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-12 09:45:46 UTC
It turns out the "undefined symbol: _ZN7QPixmapC2ERK5QSizeNS_4TypeE" error 
actually came from building against Qt 4.3.3 and running with 4.4 TP1 
(something which is supposed to work, I filed an issue report at Trolltech 
about the binary compatibility breakage), when running with Qt 4.3.3, this is 
not an issue (we discussed this on IRC).

This leaves the issue of the package name: I'm OK with renaming the package to 
whatever it should be named, but what should I rename it to? ;-)

Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2008-01-16 14:08:23 UTC

SHOULD: Use a shorter/better pkg name.  I'll leave the naming to your best
judgment (maybe simply quarticurve or quarticurve-kwin?).  Note: this should be
decided before the cvs module is created, of course. :)

SHOULD: remove the "not endorsed by Red Hat" phrase from the description.  It
doesn't add any value (besides, being "unofficial" is already mentioned).

I don't see any blockers here, and bonus points for being upstream.  The package
here is simple and clean.


Comment 11 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-16 16:51:23 UTC
OK, I'll rename the package and retouch the description during/after import.

Comment 12 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-16 16:54:11 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: quarticurve-kwin-theme
Short Description: Unofficial port of the Bluecurve KWin decoration to KDE 4
Owners: kkofler
Cvsextras Commits: yes

Comment 13 Kevin Fenzi 2008-01-16 17:32:31 UTC
Well, if you intend to rename it, it would be best to do so before adding it to
CVS. Is this the final name you want (in comment #12?)

Comment 14 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-16 17:39:06 UTC
Yes, the name in the CVS request is already the one I want to rename it to.

Comment 15 Kevin Fenzi 2008-01-16 17:47:41 UTC
ok, Just wanted to make sure. 
cvs done.

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