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Upstream packages and Maemo/GTK compatibility March 1, 2006

Posted by Florian in GPE, Maemo.
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I built some new GPE packages for the 770 which include a pile of upstream bugfixes and minor improvements now. Currently it really looks like keeping the Maemo specific bits in the upstream sources was a good idea, the Maemo port just gains bugfixes and improvement without any additional overhead – very good for developers like me suffering from a terribly lack of time.

One obvious problem is that the theme used for the 770 lacks support for some widgets like GtkSpinButton and the old combo box. The screenshot illustrates the issue a little bit:screenshot

This might be an area where it is possible to improve the  compatibility between Maemo and GTK to make porting and maintaining the ports a little bit easier.
If someone is interested in trying the experimental packages, just take a look here. Choose packages from Feb. 28th.

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1. bob herrmann - March 2, 2006

I just tried installing the calender on my 770 and it doesnt start… :-(

2. fl0rian - March 3, 2006

The application installer doesn’t handle dependencies at the moment, so i guess you are missing a package gpe-calendar depends on. Get the packages from here http://oss.kernelconcepts.de/maemo/app-install.shtml but use the gpe-calendar, libgpewidget1, libgpevtype0 and libeventdb0 packages from the experimental directory.

3. Dr. L. Humbert - March 5, 2006

The same problem like bob herrmann told, but after changing
the “Farbschema” (I’m a german) to “Schema 4” surprise, surprise ..
first gpe-Contanct and then gpe-calendar works for me.

hth
Ludger


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