Bug 810086 - remove starttime from beefy-miracle.xml , causes crashes if system date < startime
Summary: remove starttime from beefy-miracle.xml , causes crashes if system date < sta...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: beefy-miracle-backgrounds
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Sourada
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-05 06:05 UTC by Martin Langhoff
Modified: 2013-08-01 03:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 03:34:46 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Martin Langhoff 2012-04-05 06:05:14 UTC
Description of problem:

GNOME crashes if the system date is earlier than the "starttime" described in the "background.xml" file.

In this case, the xml file is beefy-miracle.xml -- the same problem applies to all Fedora releases based on GNOME3. 

The crash in gnome-desktop libraries is filed at #809707 . It is a clearly good idea to remove starttime from the XML file, as it is an optional token. Once the crash is fixed, there is no reason to _not_ have a background image if the clock is wrong.

Depending on the upstream resolution of #809707, it may be a good idea to also remove "duration". However at this time duration is mandatory.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

Either roll back your system clock to test  or fetch the Alpha iso and run: 

qemu-kvm --cdrom ~/Downloads/Fedora-17-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso --rtc
base=2000-01-01T00:00:00 -m 512

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