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Bug 82040 - New Ebuild: kpager2-0.5.2
Summary: New Ebuild: kpager2-0.5.2
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Whiteboard: sunrise suggested
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-14 13:41 UTC by Ruben Jenster
Modified: 2009-01-19 21:15 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

kpager2-0.5.2.ebuild (kpager2-0.5.2.ebuild,753 bytes, text/ebuild)
2005-02-14 13:43 UTC, Ruben Jenster
kpager2-0.5.2 (kpager2-0.5.2.ebuild,753 bytes, text/ebuild)
2005-02-14 13:46 UTC, Ruben Jenster
kpager2-desktop.patch (kpager2-desktop.patch,1.06 KB, patch)
2005-03-31 14:38 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
Details | Diff
kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild,503 bytes, text/plain)
2005-03-31 14:39 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild,552 bytes, text/plain)
2005-03-31 14:57 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0a.ebuild,599 bytes, text/plain)
2005-03-31 15:04 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
kpager2-0.6.0.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0.ebuild,685 bytes, text/plain)
2005-04-22 12:36 UTC, Rafal Ciszynski
kpager2-0.6.0.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0.ebuild,929 bytes, text/plain)
2005-10-15 17:14 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
kpager2-desktop.patch (kpager2-desktop.patch,532 bytes, patch)
2005-10-15 17:15 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
Details | Diff
kpager2-runtime_error.patch (kpager2-runtime_error.patch,486 bytes, patch)
2005-10-15 17:15 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
Details | Diff
kpager2-0.6.0b.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0b.ebuild,493 bytes, text/plain)
2005-11-10 11:25 UTC, Christoph Vogtländer
kpager2-0.6.0b.ebuild (kpager2-0.6.0b.ebuild,567 bytes, text/plain)
2005-11-10 14:22 UTC, Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED)
kpager2-0.5.2.ebuild (kpager2-0.5.2.ebuild,626 bytes, text/plain)
2005-11-13 05:31 UTC, Ruben Jenster
kpager2-compile.patch (kpager2-compile.patch,763 bytes, text/plain)
2005-11-13 05:32 UTC, Ruben Jenster
kpager2-0.6.0b-gcc4.patch (kpager2-0.6.0b-gcc4.patch,450 bytes, patch)
2006-09-03 05:33 UTC, Krzysztof Nowicki
Details | Diff
kpager2-0.6.0b (kpager2-0.6.0b.ebuild,611 bytes, text/plain)
2008-06-02 08:51 UTC, Baldrun Orv

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Description Ruben Jenster 2005-02-14 13:41:48 UTC
Powerfull pager for KDE
Comment 1 Ruben Jenster 2005-02-14 13:43:48 UTC
Created attachment 51236 [details]
Comment 2 Ruben Jenster 2005-02-14 13:46:03 UTC
Created attachment 51237 [details]
Comment 3 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-14 13:49:18 UTC
Ruben: An explaining sentence and url would be nice, attachments as text/plain only, please. Browsers are not aware of a mimetype text/ebuild.
Comment 4 Ruben Jenster 2005-03-03 09:58:14 UTC
kpager2 is a really powerfull and very eyecandy pager for the kdesktop environment. you can get additional information on

I will take care in future to submit ebuilds as text, till now I have choosen autodetect.


Comment 5 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-31 14:38:52 UTC
Created attachment 54975 [details, diff]

patch for polish transaltion for desktop file, as well missing Type declaration
Comment 6 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-31 14:39:39 UTC
Created attachment 54976 [details]

ebuild updated for version 0.6.0a of kpager2; uses patch listed above

Comment 7 Ruben Jenster 2005-03-31 14:48:57 UTC
kpager2-0.6.0 doesn't work yet with kde-3.4 
The loading behaviour of the applet is somehow borked.


Kicker of KDE 3.4 seems to have problems loading this applet. If you really want to test the applet, either
 o kill kicker after starting KDE, wait until kicker is restarted and add kpager2, or
 o start appletproxy /opt/kde3/share/apps/kicker/applets/kpager2.desktop
 We are working on this. 
 KDE3.4 users! - Stay tuned. 
 KDE3.3 users! - Have fun! :)
Comment 8 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-31 14:57:25 UTC
Created attachment 54978 [details]

to quick.... :/

added DOCS variable

Comment 9 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-31 14:59:44 UTC
Ruben: I just checked it ... :) you are right of course... I'm switching desktops by hand, so it's not a problem for me. but you are right - for portage it has to wait :( (or maybe leave with ~arch ?)

Comment 10 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-31 15:04:55 UTC
Created attachment 54979 [details]

Ruben - on site from your link I have read this:
"Switching desktops won't work if you enabled 3ddesktop, but don't have
3ddesktop installed."

I think the best USE flag will be opengl - cause it's needed for 3d effects...

This ebuild depends on 3ddesktop, if USE="opengl" is set.

Comment 11 Brian Pankey 2005-04-01 01:54:42 UTC
Hey, the a in there is kinda illegal for ebuild names. Naming is 0.6.0-r1 would be a better choice. And then put in the Changelog that its the 'a' build. :)
Comment 12 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-01 04:03:02 UTC
> Hey, the a in there is kinda illegal for ebuild names.
Are you sure of this?? I think I remember some ebuild with 'a' in the name...

Comment 13 Rafal Ciszynski 2005-04-22 12:36:25 UTC
Created attachment 56943 [details]

ebuild works on kde without arts (USE="-arts")
Comment 14 Rafal Ciszynski 2005-04-22 12:54:59 UTC

It's works for me on kde-3.4.0!!!

I edit /etc/env.d/99kde-env:

source /etc/profile

... and reboot.
Maybe it's bug in kde-env*.ebuild.

Comment 15 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-15 17:14:50 UTC
Created attachment 70767 [details]

- need-kde called after RDEPEND
- name of ebuild changed to 0.6.0 (there is no other 0.6.0 package on authors
- better description
- added pkg_postinst info for kde-3.4.x users
- better desktop patch
- added runtime patch - ( -
possible cause? thread)

Rafal - I'm not using arts and there are no problems with compilation.

Comment 16 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-15 17:15:06 UTC
Created attachment 70768 [details, diff]
Comment 17 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-15 17:15:19 UTC
Created attachment 70769 [details, diff]
Comment 18 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-16 11:38:03 UTC
sorry - it was very late yesterday when I post my bump ;))))
- added runtime patch - ( -
possible cause? thread)
- added runtime patch - ( -
possible cause of bug for kde-3.4.x? description in kde-look thread)

anyway - I played a bit with this patch and I don't see any difference :/ this
one was submitted to fast... Sorry :)

Comment 19 Christoph Vogtländer 2005-11-10 11:20:16 UTC
version 0.6.0b solves the problems with kde-3.4.x  
Comment 20 Christoph Vogtländer 2005-11-10 11:25:33 UTC
Created attachment 72588 [details]

I think naming the ebuild like the package is better than setting a special
MY_P in the ebuild, even if a appending b is not covered by emerge, normally.
emerge knows that package-x.yb is newer than package-x.ya or package-x.y
Comment 21 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-10 14:00:55 UTC
here ( ) we can read:
"This is a bug fix for kpager2 that allows it to load properly into the kde 3.4

I DID NOT write this software, and all credit goes to the author Sebastian Wolff."

so this isn't 'real' kpager release, but a fork... :|

from my point of view it would be best, if kapger author (Sebastian Wolff) say
something now, because this should be a patch for kpager, not release.

I don't know what would be best politic - eigther add to portage kpager-0.6b
(not original sources), or add kpager-0.6a with a patch with kde-3.4.x fix...

anyway - I'm just pointing you to this problem.

Comment 22 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-10 14:22:02 UTC
Created attachment 72600 [details]

(In reply to comment #20)
> I think naming the ebuild like the package is better than setting a special
> MY_P in the ebuild, even if a appending b is not covered by emerge, normally.

> emerge knows that package-x.yb is newer than package-x.ya or package-x.y
yeap - I agree

sorry for my previous post. kpager2 author did add a coment:
"He actually did, but I don't have the time to continue developing Kpager2 at
the moment. Let me see, what my thesis is doing...

Thanks for the credits"

as I see it - he gives permission for developing kpager2 instead of him.

as for the ebuild:
- need-kde funciton has to be lunch _after_ specifing DEPEND/RDEPEND
- homepage address is invalid now - changed to kde-apps
- patch for desktop file

PS. I works!! ;)

Comment 23 Ruben Jenster 2005-11-13 05:31:09 UTC
Created attachment 72817 [details]

Because the kpager2-0.5.2 compile patch is no more available from my site, here
the updated kpager-0.5.2.ebuild that uses the the kpager2-compile.patch from
the ${FILESDIR}.
Comment 24 Ruben Jenster 2005-11-13 05:32:27 UTC
Created attachment 72818 [details]
Comment 25 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-13 05:35:24 UTC
Ruben - maybe a silly question ;) - why to use 0.5.2, when 0.6.0b is available?
It's now works great with kde-3.4... ??

Best regards,
Comment 26 Ruben Jenster 2005-11-13 07:48:29 UTC
I don't need/use the 3ddesktop gimmick and 0.5.2 has worked perfectly for me 
till now.  
So is there any reason why I should use 0.6.0b? 
Comment 27 Przemyslaw Maciag (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-13 08:24:45 UTC
(In reply to comment #26)
> I don't need/use the 3ddesktop gimmick and 0.5.2 has worked perfectly for me 
> till now.  
> So is there any reason why I should use 0.6.0b?
0.5.2 is not supported anymore by the author. it's rather normal I think, that
older versions are left behind. because of that, it's hard to add something like
that into portage...

just my '2 cents' ;)

PS. 3ddesktop staff can be easly turned off, so it's not a problem, I think :)

Comment 28 Krzysztof Nowicki 2006-09-03 05:33:16 UTC
Created attachment 95825 [details, diff]

This fixes compilation with GCC 4.1.
Comment 29 Tomasz Jarzynka 2006-11-23 11:43:35 UTC

any update on the possibility of including this ebuild?
I spent a while crafting an ebuild and patch before I realized it is already in bugzilla o_O

The tarball uses a generic kde autotools mechanism so it builds and installs cleanly, works with KDE-3.5.5 and with the provided patch (or mine for that matter) builds file on GCC-4.1.1.

So I suggest including the ebuild especially since it's so much prettier and more useful than the default pager.
Comment 30 Baldrun Orv 2008-06-02 08:51:24 UTC
Created attachment 155209 [details]

* Fixed downloadlink
* Works on kde 3.5.9 using gcc 4.1.2
Comment 31 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-19 21:15:43 UTC
(this is an automated message based on filtering criteria that matched this bug)
'EBUILD' is in the KEYWORDS which should mean that there is a ebuild attached 
to this bug.
This bug is assigned to maintainer-wanted which means that it is not in the 
main tree.

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,