Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62849
Missing icons in xchat
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:48:03 EST
Description of Problem:
Nice pretty icons in the top bar are gone.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
http://www.dulug.duke.edu/~icon/sshots/xchat-7.2.png -- in current 7.2
http://www.dulug.duke.edu/~icon/sshots/xchat-7.2.93.png -- in skipjack-2
The newest build of xchat is built with --without-gnome disabling GNOME
support. Do you notice any major functionality missing because of this
aside from the difference shown in the screenshots? If so, could you
please provide a list of all things you notice have changed?
The change was made so that people using KDE could use xchat without
having to install all of the GNOME libraries. I had a quick look at
it built without GNOME support and didn't notice anything major missing.
If there is any major feature loss however, I can turn it back on.
Er, I too consider this a "major feature loss". My girlfriend who uses XChat on
her Win2000 box always complains how XChat under Win32 looks sucky compared to
XChat with gnome extensions. The Win32 build of XChat looks exactly like
xchat-7.2.93.png, which I consider to be rather ugly. Please, turn the gnome
extensions back on.
If you're using kde you can use ksirc. Xchat appears to be broken to the casual
observer if the icons don't show up.
It doesn't make sense to disable a programs' gnome-bindings to make a kde user
happy. Its just going to piss off the gnome users.
Yeah... If you leave it --without-gnome in the final release, you will probably
see a LOT of bug reports similar to this one. I thought this was because some
icon files were left out of the package.
This is probably not the best move in the long run.
With out the --with-gnome you lose the default gnome keybindings. Which means
that the hot keys people are used to are gone for xchat.
additionally it makes little sense to make gnome seem less integrated just so
kde users can run xchat w/o installing the gnome libs.
GNOME support is re-enabled in xchat 1.8.8-5 in rawhide due to popular
request via bugzilla, email, and people nagging me on IRC.
KDE people should really just use GNOME anyway...
Nope. MUST-FIX for the next release: Rewrite all gnome apps in KDE. ;)
Well.. I only wish that all packages like this were split into xchat and xchat-
gnome to satisfy everyone nicely. I'm not sure it's possible in this case
though. Another prominent example: xscreensaver. Because of silly GUI config
program the entire package requires gnome now. Oh well, who cares that actual
screensavers look the same under KDE and GNOME because they uce neither Qt not