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Larde
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 5:44 pm    Post subject: Warning: You are using Gentoo! Reply with quote

I just compiled rhythmbox 0.4.1 (I basically simply renamed the 0.4.0 ebuild) and got greeted with that popup when running it:
[img:40f4d02a65]http://mortal.de/images/rhythmbox-warning.png[/img:40f4d02a65]
That translates to:
[img:40f4d02a65]http://mortal.de/images/warn-en.png[/img:40f4d02a65]

Slightly sarcastic, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest you bug them about it...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like rhythmbox developers aren't very friendly. Guess there's no chance I'll every find out what it is by using it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would file a bug report on that one... to at least have them have a sensible warning in there about over optimization, or what ever they are worried about.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a quick look over their development list and CVS, and couldn't find any concrete explanation of what they're upset about. Maybe Spider knows. In any case, the test checks for the existence of /etc/gentoo-release, is called "check_gentoo" in shell/main.c and should be pretty easy to disable. When doing so, stick your tongue out at that catty little comment above it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's to not like about Gentoo?!?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice example of user-friendly software.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does the app at least work under gentoo? have you had any problems with it so far? looks like a really handy app.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irc.gnome.org: #rhythmbox wrote:

*** Now talking in #rhythmbox
*** Topic is 'Get em while they are hot: http://www.cafeshops.com/cp/prod.aspx?p=gstreamer.4177706'
*** Set by Uraeus on Sat Dec 14 08:28:41
<jonemi> Hi, all
<jonemi> could someone explain this: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=26322
[...]
<kris> jonemi: that has been discussed
[...]
<kris> jonemi: the developer added that warning
<jonemi> kris: who and why?
<kris> jonemi: jorn is the main developer, he added it because of the enormous amount of bugs coming from gentoo users mostly caused by misconfigured systems or something like that
<kris> jonemi: I do not know about all details
<kris> jonemi: the warning has been discussed privately with people from gentoo
<jonemi> kris: ahh...
<kris> there was a plan IIRC
<kris> but I dunno of the state
<jonemi> OK, thanks, was curious.
<kris> you should ask jorn about that
<kris> the warning will be pulled later on
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ask him later on!!!

sounds like a lazy programmer who's wanting to code for the mainstream OS rather than coding for cross-distro compatibility.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2002 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, up to now 0.4.1 seems at least more stable than 0.4.0 for me, which hadn't that warning. I don't mind if it crashes occasionally, i expect it to be unstable at 0.4.x.
It's just the first time I saw an app spit out a warning because of running Gentoo. I thought that might be interesting - hey, it means Gentoo is important enough to get "special treatment". ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey... is rythmbox GPL?
I'm kinda thinking a certain "patch"...
:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Go the RH way! :P
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, since the premise of this method of coding just sort of bugged me I thought I would strip it out. Is there any point in submitting this as a patch to the portage tree or do we wish to respect author's suggestions when they are worded so nicely?

Regardless, I don't think this warning is really necessary, maybe a message at the end of the ebuild would be more appropriate?

Code:

51,67d50
< static void
< check_gentoo (void)
< {
<       /*
<        * Dear Gentoo packager,
<        *
<        * I would like to ask you to respect our decision to display this
<        * message and not hack this out.
<        */
<       if (g_file_test ("/etc/gentoo-release", G_FILE_TEST_EXISTS) == TRUE)
<       {
<               rb_warning_dialog (_("Well well well...\n\n"
<                                    "Gentoo eh? You'll run into problems. We know. Don't bug us.\n\n"
<                                    "Have a nice day."));
<       }
< }
<
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<       check_gentoo ();
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A message isn't really the issue. Choice of words for the message could have been better.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kanuslupus wrote:
A message isn't really the issue. Choice of words for the message could have been better.


I completely agree, they should state their concerns more clearly, right now it's just flamebait.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it isn't really important at all. But I think submitting a patch to make it "work" on Gentoo systems would be nice. :wink:

Edit: That is, patch to the authors/sourceforge project/bugzilla not to the Portage tree.
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