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Bug 445570 - x11-wm/icewm - Displays black instead of icons (for some apps)
Summary: x11-wm/icewm - Displays black instead of icons (for some apps)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED)
Keywords: NeedPatch
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-02 07:23 UTC by Gianluigi Tiesi
Modified: 2019-04-20 09:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

proposed patch (icewm-1.2.37-blank-icons-debian-bug-354434.patch,8.97 KB, text/plain)
2012-12-02 07:23 UTC, Gianluigi Tiesi

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Description Gianluigi Tiesi 2012-12-02 07:23:54 UTC
Created attachment 331186 [details]
proposed patch

I have a pyside (python + qt) application and icewm doesn't displays correctly the application icon, by investigating I've discovered a debian bug:

there is an patch that workarounds the problem but uses imlib so it should applied conditionally (use imlib && epatch)

I've removed some unused parts from the patch

btw it works fine for my app but it may need some testing
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-09-06 21:20:43 UTC
+*icewm-1.3.7-r1 (06 Sep 2013)
+  06 Sep 2013; Pacho Ramos <> +files/icewm,
+  +files/icewm-1.3.7-configurenotify.patch, +files/icewm-1.3.7-deprecated.patch,
+  +files/icewm-1.3.7-dso.patch, +files/icewm-1.3.7-menuiconsize.patch,
+  +files/icewm-1.3.7-thermal.patch, +files/icewm-defaults.patch,
+  +files/icewm-fribidi.patch, +files/icewm-keys.patch, +files/icewm-menu.patch,
+  +files/icewm-startup, +files/icewm-toolbar.patch, +files/icewm-wmclient.patch,
+  +files/icewm-xdg-menu, +icewm-1.3.7-r1.ebuild:
+  Use Fedora patches to fix a lot if bugs, also menu handling. Fix thermal
+  information handling (#452730 by Dag Bakke).

Try with this version
Comment 2 Gianluigi Tiesi 2013-09-15 00:31:57 UTC
sorry for delay

- you need to rdepend on x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf or compilation will fail, I wonder why the configure script does not fails
- the icon does work
- the tilebar of windows is screwed, it's transparent like it was not painted, windows cannot be moved because the titlebar it's not selectable
Comment 3 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-09-15 08:24:42 UTC
Then, an updated patch ready for 1.3.7 will need to be used :/
Comment 4 Gianluigi Tiesi 2013-11-10 08:48:50 UTC
sorry but icewm-1.3.7-r1 went stable and my comments at #2 are still valid
Comment 5 Gianluigi Tiesi 2014-03-07 22:30:52 UTC
Hi, unfortunately the problem persist in 1.3.8, and 1.2.37 needs a patch or it will unable to link against fontconfig
Comment 6 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-04-20 09:35:32 UTC
icewm-1.3.x is long gone from the tree. If this is still an issue please file a new bug preferably with a link to the upstream report.