Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 592046
Please upgrade to fbpanel-6.0
Last modified: 2010-11-29 18:53:05 EST
Please upgrade the fbpanel package to version 6.0.
Sorry it took so long. I have updated fbpanel to 6.1 in rawhide, but I have no intentions to push it to F13 or F14. 6.x is a new major version. The location of the config file has changed and all custom settings get lost during the upgrade. This does not go well with our updates policy (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy).
If you know of any serious problems with 5.6, please tell me. I might reconsider my decision.
Frankly speaking I have no great plans for fbpanel, I just took it because it got orphaned and is the ancestor of lxpanel. I though it would be easy to maintain, but it's PITA: It doesn't use autotools and it's self written build system changes with every release.
If you want to help me maintaining fbpanel, you are more than welcome.
rawhide is fine, I really don't care about the current supported releases. Thanks for updating the package. I initially filed this bug because 5.6 lacked a feature I was expecting and when I researched it, I saw 6.0 had the feature.
Since filing the request, I actually moved away from using fbpanel (I was using it with xmonad, but stopped using applications that require a panel). However, I don't mind helping you keep the package up to date. I do know a handful of other people who use it.
Thanks David, I have approved your request for commit access and also given you watchcommits and approveacls.