Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Sat Mar 19 11:21:36 PST 2005
On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 13:15 -0600, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 14:09:57 -0500, Joe Marcus Clarke
> <marcus at marcuscom.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 10:05 -0800, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> >> If memory serves me right, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> >> > Alas, we used to have a section about this in our (FreeBSD GNOME) FAQ.
> >> > However, since we enabled FAM support by default in gnomevfs2, we
> >> > dropped it. I think it would be worth adding back in as its own FAQ,
> >> > but I'm not sure if that's the best place to disseminate the
> >> > information.
> >> Well, I'm strongly influenced by my ex-RE-ness, but I'd think that the
> >> release notes would be one (but not the only) reasonable place to put
> >> this. We already have a note for the 2.10 upgrade, and I think that it
> >> could use a little more explication vis a vis:
> >> 1. The gnome_upgrade.sh script no longer upgrades ports that GNOME
> >> depends on (but are not parts of GNOME itself). Users may need to
> >> manually upgrade certain ports (for example, using portupgrade(1))
> >> before running the upgrade script to ensure that they are compatible
> >> with GNOME 2.10. Specific examples are devel/libtool15 (1.5.10_1 or
> >> later required) and print/freetype2 (2.1.9 or later required).
> > This is not the case. the gnome_upgrade.sh script _should_ have
> > upgraded all ports on the system. There was a problem with old pkgdbs,
> > however, that caused this to break. Adam committed a fix, but it was
> > too late for most.
> >> 2. GNOME includes support for the File Alteration Monitor (devel/fam)
> >> by default, in order to improve the GNOME desktop's ability to respond
> >> to files being added, deleted, or modified by other programs. To take
> >> advantage of this functionality, FAM must be enabled in inetd.conf(5).
> >> More information can be found in ports/devel/fam/pkg-message.
> > This I'm adding as a GNOME FAQ. This is beautifully stated.
> >> Picture the above two paragraphs just below the existing GNOME entry in
> >> the release notes, with appropriate SGML markup. I assumed that the FAM
> >> change is a new one (between 5.3 and 5.4), right?
> > I think the first is not needed anymore, and I would rather see a link
> > to the FreeBSD GNOME upgrade FAQ at
> > http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq210.html, and/or our main FAQ at
> > http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html. I don't think enough
> > people know we have substantial documentation available for GNOME on
> > FreeBSD.
> I think, we need to add FAQ link in the x11/gnome2/pkg-message to kill
> people's excuse of not know about it.
I added the main FreeBSD GNOME site there (this does get printed at the
end of a pkg_add). However, if you think the FAQ deserves separate
mention, please add it.
> > Joe
> >> Bruce.
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