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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Xfce 4.14 and mailwatch-plugin Reply with quote

xfce4-mailwatch-plugin-1.2.0-r3 prevents the complete upgrade to Xfce 4.14.

Code:
xfce-base/exo:0

  (xfce-base/exo-0.12.8:0/0::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
    >=xfce-base/exo-0.12.8 required by (xfce-base/xfce4-meta-4.14-r1:0/0::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)
    ^^              ^^^^^^                                                                                                                                         

  (xfce-base/exo-0.12.4:0/0::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
    <xfce-base/exo-0.12.5-r100 required by (xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin-1.2.0-r3:0/0::gentoo, installed)
    ^              ^^^^^^^^^^^                                                                                   


Anyone knows a good alternative to this plugin for Xfce?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe mail-client/mail-notification?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried that but it seems it does not provide a tray icon.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the problem with using meta packages. Xfce4 4-14 does not require >=xfce-base/exo-0.12.8, but the meta ebuild does. The workaround is obvious.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
That's the problem with using meta packages. Xfce4 4-14 does not require >=xfce-base/exo-0.12.8, but the meta ebuild does. The workaround is obvious.


No, the workaround is not obvious. Just keep your mail client open. That works.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Jaglover say is correct but you have to keep in mind that xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin isn't updated upstream since six years.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I have some other weird effects with Xfce 4.14, I thought maybe too old exo is causing them.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was better to update exo:

Code:
$ equery d exo
 * These packages depend on exo:
x11-misc/lightdm-gtk-greeter-2.0.6 (xfce-base/exo)
xfce-base/thunar-1.8.9 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.12)
xfce-base/xfce4-meta-4.14-r1 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.12.8)
xfce-base/xfce4-panel-4.14.1 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.11.2)
xfce-base/xfce4-settings-4.14.1 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.11)
xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.14.1 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.11)
xfce-base/xfwm4-4.14.0-r1 (xfce-base/exo)
xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin-0.4.0 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.10)
xfce-extra/thunar-media-tags-plugin-0.3.0 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.11)
xfce-extra/thunar-volman-0.9.5 (>=xfce-base/exo-0.10)


Code:
$ emerge -s xfce-base/exo
 
[ Results for search key : xfce-base/exo ]
Searching...

*  xfce-base/exo
      Latest version available: 0.12.8
      Latest version installed: 0.12.8
      Size of files: 1311 KiB
      Homepage:      https://www.xfce.org/projects/
      Description:   Extensions, widgets and framework library with session support for Xfce
      License:       GPL-2+ LGPL-2.1+


But, I do have a problem with 14. Several of the items on the panel (weather plugin, cpu frequency, alsa volume, logout) are darkly grayed out, even though they work fine. However, if I log in remotely with X2GO, the panel looks fine. Logging in at the terminal is drop-dead ugly because of the messed up panel items.

I tried updating exo with use +gtk2, but it didn't make a difference in the appearance of those panel items. But, adding the use flag let me re-install xfburn, which I am fond of.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For sake of truth, this wasn't a solution till yesterday.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
For sake of truth, this wasn't a solution till yesterday.


True, and xfce4-14 just hit stable Friday (maybe Thursday). Except for the panel appearance glitch on my x86 system, the difference is barely noticeable from the perspective of a typical desktop user, which is great.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a solution to the issue here, but I would like to suggest the application mailnag. It's a standalone e-mail notification application that supports push notifications.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

figueroa wrote:
But, I do have a problem with 14. Several of the items on the panel (weather plugin, cpu frequency, alsa volume, logout) are darkly grayed out, even though they work fine. However, if I log in remotely with X2GO, the panel looks fine. Logging in at the terminal is drop-dead ugly because of the messed up panel items.


Although off-topic in this thread, I accidentally solved the problem of the darkly grayed out panel items. All I had to do was activate the compositor.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidamos wrote:
I have tried that but it seems it does not provide a tray icon.


I take that back. mail-client/mail-notification does provide a tray icon, but it only shows up when there is new mail. So, it is a working solution.

Although, it is also very old, a bit unstable and it does not start my default mail program (Thunderbird).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xfce-extra/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin-1.2.0-r4 solves my problem.
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