Bug 577684 - same-gnome disappeared and didn't come back as swell-foop
Summary: same-gnome disappeared and didn't come back as swell-foop
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-games
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 600638
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-03-28 20:07 UTC by Tom Horsley
Modified: 2011-06-27 15:21 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 15:21:04 UTC
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Description Tom Horsley 2010-03-28 20:07:15 UTC
Description of problem:

The same-gnome game isn't part of the fedora 13 gnome-games package.
The web site at http://live.gnome.org/Same%20Gnome says the name changed
to swell foop. Did the fedora build get confused by the name change?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to find either same-gnome or swell-foop
Actual results:
not found

Expected results:
one or the other of them

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2010-03-28 22:49:16 UTC
swell-foop was rewritten to depend on seed.
So, if you want it back, you need to package seed, or convince somebody else to package it.

Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-06-05 10:53:26 UTC
I've updated this to point to the seed review request, which in turn blocks on the gnome-js-common review request.

Anyone interested in this bug report, please consider reviewing one of the two (or both).

Comment 3 Mamoru TASAKA 2010-06-23 05:03:10 UTC
Now thanks to Michel seed (and gnome-js-common) is imported
into rawhide. Matthias, would you enable swell-foop first on rawhide
so that we can check things go well or not?

seed will be imported also into F-13 once testing phase or so
ends (not submitted on bodhi yet).

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2010-06-23 17:11:06 UTC
I've done a gnome-games build. Maybe you want to try it ?

Comment 5 Tom Horsley 2010-06-23 17:29:09 UTC
I'd be willing to try it if I knew how to do it :-). Is it in rawhide?

I guess I need to install the rawhide repo definition, then enable
it and update gnome-games?

Comment 6 Mamoru TASAKA 2010-06-23 17:38:45 UTC
Hi, Matthias:

I just tried with

however it failed like below:
[tasaka1@localhost ~]$ swell-foop 

** (seed:16729): CRITICAL **: Line 8 in /usr/share/gnome-games/swell-foop/main.js: GIrepositoryError Requiring namespace 'Gtk' version '2.0', but '3.0' is already loaded
[tasaka1@localhost ~]$ 
Looks like something wrong occurred with both gtk2 and gtk3
installed, however I don't know anything more.

Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2010-06-23 18:03:58 UTC
ok, thanks for trying

Comment 8 Mamoru TASAKA 2010-06-24 17:16:54 UTC
A slight update:

(On i686) if I hide 4 files under /usr/lib/girepository-1.0/
in gtk3-2.90.3-1.fc14.i686, I see another message:
[tasaka1@localhost ~]$ swell-foop 

** (seed:19845): CRITICAL **: Line 11 in /usr/share/gnome-games/swell-foop/main.js: GIrepositoryError Typelib file for namespace 'GnomeGamesSupport' (any version) not found
[tasaka1@localhost ~]$ 
So it seems that introspection files need to be compiled.
And it seems introspection files from GTK3 package need to be

However if I remove "--disable-introspection" (in gnome-games-2.31.3-2.spec),
I see the following error:
/builddir/build/BUILD/gnome-games-2.31.3/libgames-support/.libs/libgames-support-gi.so: undefined reference to `g_settings_new_with_context_and_path'
/builddir/build/BUILD/gnome-games-2.31.3/libgames-support/.libs/libgames-support-gi.so: undefined reference to `g_settings_backend_setup_keyfile'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
This seems to be because of glib2 2.25.8 -> 2.25.9 change.

Comment 9 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-07-12 08:06:57 UTC
How about getting it working for F-13 for now? It might take a while before auxiliary GNOME packages are updated for the 2.31 cycle.

Comment 10 Tom Horsley 2010-08-27 13:49:17 UTC
I notice there is a swell foop menu item in fedora 14 alpha, but no
program ever seems to start when I click it.

Comment 11 Mamoru TASAKA 2010-08-27 14:10:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> I notice there is a swell foop menu item in fedora 14 alpha, but no
> program ever seems to start when I click it.

Well, with

when swell-foop is tried on terminal, I still see the following
$ swell-foop 

** (seed:18064): CRITICAL **: Line 8 in /usr/share/gnome-games/swell-foop/main.js: GIrepositoryError Requiring namespace 'Gtk' version '2.0', but '3.0' is already loaded
Matthias, any idea? Maybe seed must be downgraded to 2.30.0 for now?

Comment 12 Andre Robatino 2010-08-27 14:56:34 UTC
I have the swell-foop menu entry, but running "swell-foop" on the command line gave "/usr/bin/env: seed: No such file or directory", until I manually installed seed. Seed needs to be a dependency. After installing it, I get the error

** (seed:1985): CRITICAL **: Line 8 in /usr/share/gnome-games/swell-foop/main.js: GIrepositoryError Typelib file for namespace 'GtkClutter' (any version) not found

Comment 13 Valdis Kletnieks 2010-08-27 15:36:01 UTC
Comment 12: You need seed, and also clutter-gtk (which you're missing).

Comment 11: You've hit bug #626669

Comment 14 Andre Robatino 2010-08-27 15:49:50 UTC
Confirmed - when clutter-gtk is also installed, I get the same error as in comment 11. So clutter-gtk also needs to be a dependency, I guess.

Comment 15 Matthias Clasen 2010-08-27 22:50:46 UTC
The problem is that seed itself is linked against gtk3, while clutter-gtk is linked against gtk2.

Comment 16 Yanko Kaneti 2010-08-31 10:25:11 UTC
another thing, gnome-games should Requires: seed because rpm can't automatically figure that from the shell script contraption that is /usr/bin/swell-foop

Comment 17 Edward Sheldrake 2010-10-06 22:17:11 UTC
Even if the gtk2 vs gtk3 issue ever gets resolved for F-14, I found gnome-games 2.32.0 to be somewhat broken with glib2 2.26, gobject-introspection 0.9.10 etc. I eventually managed to fix it enough so that it runs and I can remind myself how much worse it is than same-gnome, I dumped the patches at bugzilla.gnome.org #631563.

Also - lightsoff needed less fixing, but the gnome-games.spec always deletes lightsoff (in %install) regardless of the build_seed_games setting.

Writing a same-gnome.spec plus gnome-games-2.28.2.tar.bz2 was, of course, much less trouble.

Comment 18 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-11-16 17:05:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #17)

> Also - lightsoff needed less fixing, but the gnome-games.spec always deletes
> lightsoff (in %install) regardless of the build_seed_games setting.
I patched this in Rawhide, but of course it does not build there for other reasons. You can use the Rawhide spec to try and reenable swell-foop and lightoff -- please provide patches if they work.

Comment 19 Edward Sheldrake 2010-11-16 20:28:55 UTC
The patches are filed upstream at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=631563

Since then gobject-introspection has been fixed not to silently ignore comment blocks due to stray space characters.

Comment 20 Michel Alexandre Salim 2010-11-17 09:03:07 UTC
Might be worth turning this on in F-14 then -- though would it still make sense to have an "-unstable" subpackage, or incorporate the patchset but leave the seed games off by default?

ps Edward are you already a Fedora packager? We could use more folks who actually send patches!

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Comment 22 Edward Sheldrake 2011-06-23 13:06:27 UTC
swell-foop is present in gnome-games on Fedora 15, and should be working and playable.

Comment 23 dcmores 2011-06-23 16:51:09 UTC
I can confirm that swell-foop does work and is playable as Ed claims.  However, this rebirth of the classic same-gnome is certainly less snazzy.  The rotating marbles are gone.  Remembering top scores is broken.

KDE games has a similar game called same-game that is spawned from an app called klickety.  It does keep score, uses marbles, but does not rotate them i.e. snazzless too.

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