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Bug 52835 - skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild (New Package)
Summary: skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild (New Package)
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Whiteboard: sunrise suggested
Keywords: EBUILD
: 68113 68747 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-02 18:32 UTC by teedog
Modified: 2011-09-04 04:21 UTC (History)
13 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild (skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild,818 bytes, text/plain)
2004-06-02 18:32 UTC, teedog
skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild (skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild,1.00 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-18 14:49 UTC, Edwin Shin
skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild with modular X deps (skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild,1.05 KB, text/plain)
2005-10-26 02:35 UTC, gad.kadosh
skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild (skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild,1.26 KB, text/plain)
2005-11-05 02:23 UTC, Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED)
skippy-xd-0.5.0-noxinerama.patch (skippy-xd-0.5.0-noxinerama.patch,313 bytes, patch)
2005-11-05 02:23 UTC, Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED)
Details | Diff
skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild (skippy-xd-0.5.0.ebuild,1.30 KB, text/plain)
2006-10-15 06:42 UTC, Thomas Jost
skippy-xd-0.5.0-CARD32.patch (skippy-xd-0.5.0-CARD32.patch,5.22 KB, patch)
2006-10-15 06:44 UTC, Thomas Jost
Details | Diff

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Description teedog 2004-06-02 18:32:14 UTC
"Skippy-XD is a version of Skippy that uses the new XDamage, XComposite and XFixes extensions (found in's Xserver project) to provide you with 'live' versions of the windows.  [Skippy is already in Portage]

Skippy is what is best described as a full-screen task-switcher for X11. It tries to provide an alternative when taskbars or regular task-switchers aren't the most efficient way of switching tasks (like when you have a lot of applications open). When activated (currently only through a hotkey), it will arrange and scale snapshots of all windows on the current desktop and it'll let you pick a window using a mouse or a keyboard. Yes, this is also what expocity and Apple's Expose do..."

Skippy XD requires xorg-x11 but not Imlib2, unlike Skippy.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 teedog 2004-06-02 18:32:31 UTC
Created attachment 32557 [details]
Comment 2 David Holm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-04 02:29:41 UTC
Were you able to install this with xorg-x11? I just tried it and my xorg-x11 does not come with XComposite, XDamage or XFixes.
Comment 3 teedog 2004-06-28 18:49:04 UTC
Sorry it only works with the experimental Kdrive X server.  My bad.
Comment 4 katerina 2004-10-10 11:28:24 UTC
This should be re-opened.  xorg-x11 6.8 comes with the required extensions.  I've just tested skippy-xd 0.5.0 under it, and it works perfectly.
Comment 5 Edwin Shin 2004-10-18 14:49:57 UTC
Created attachment 42125 [details]

Corrected description. Fixed copy of rc file (wasn't copying before). Requires
xorg-x11-6.8.0 or greater (since skippy-xd requires the Composite, XDamage,
XFixes extensions). Now reminds users to enable Composite extension in
Comment 6 Edwin Shin 2004-10-18 14:55:53 UTC
This also, Works For Me with a newly emerged xorg-x11-6.8.0 with Composite extension enabled (hence the new ebuild I added). So I too think this should be re-opened.

However, it's *slow*. Takes three to four seconds on my notebook for skippy-xd to draw its mini-windows. (I'm testing on a pretty new laptop, 1.8Ghz Pentium M with an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 32MB).
Comment 7 Rob Smith 2004-10-19 13:13:04 UTC
*** Bug 68113 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 teedog 2004-11-22 20:51:55 UTC
This bug is reopened since xorg now has the required extensions for Skippy-XD .
Comment 9 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-06-30 03:41:18 UTC
*** Bug 68747 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 gad.kadosh 2005-10-26 02:35:19 UTC
Created attachment 71476 [details]
skippy-xd-0.5.0-r1.ebuild with modular X deps

It compiles with modular X when setting the right deps. It doesn't work well
though - I don't see the windows' thumbnails - just some blurs. I haven't used
it before so I have nothing to compare it to. Maybe someone can comment on that
Comment 11 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-05 02:21:36 UTC
I have auto-tooled the application, and am going to talk to the author in hopes
that he will make a release with it.
Comment 12 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-05 02:23:01 UTC
Created attachment 72158 [details]

It only has deps for modular X, however, I dont think that is too big of an
Comment 13 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-05 02:23:48 UTC
Created attachment 72159 [details, diff]
Comment 14 Saleem Abdulrasool (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-08-18 12:33:23 UTC
Upstream seems to be dead, throwing it back to maintainer-wanted.  The tarball is still there for anyone who wishes to maintain the project.
Comment 15 Thomas Jost 2006-10-15 06:42:09 UTC
Created attachment 99720 [details]

New ebuild, with a patch to get it working on ~amd64.
Comment 16 Thomas Jost 2006-10-15 06:44:53 UTC
Created attachment 99721 [details, diff]

Patch needed for amd64, as described on
Comment 17 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-08 16:12:13 UTC
(this is an automated message based on filtering criteria that matched this bug)

Hello, The Gentoo Team would like to firstly thank you for your ebuild
submission. We also apologize for not being able to accommodate you in a timely
manner. There are simply too many new packages.

Allow me to use this opportunity to introduce you to Gentoo Sunrise. The sunrise overlay[1] is a overlay for Gentoo which we allow trusted users to commit to and all users can have ebuilds reviewed by Gentoo devs for entry into the overlay.
So, the sunrise team is suggesting that you look into this and submit your
ebuild to the overlay where even *you* can commit to. =)

Because this is a mass message, we are also asking you to be patient with us. We anticipate a large number of requests in a short time. 

On behalf of the Gentoo Sunrise Team,

Comment 18 Jesse Adelman 2011-09-04 04:21:29 UTC
Is there some change I can believe in going to happen here? :)