gnome-menus v kde4

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Mon Apr 27 12:11:16 PDT 2009

On Apr 27, 2009, at 12:02, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2009, at 11:02, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Probably not.
>>> If you're trying to set up a complete desktop environment (this  
>>> file defines a desktop applications menu) then you probably need  
>>> to decide
>>> whether you want to use gnome or kde.
>> Technically, there is no reason why he cannot have gnome and KDE  
>> installed at the same time. LInux distros have been doing this for  
>> years ! If two ports include the same file, then that should be  
>> consider a bug I think ?
> This is often a bug, IMHO. I try to file tickets in these cases,  
> like this one for hicolor-icon-theme vs. kdebase4-runtime:
> Unfortunately it was closed as "wontfix".
> I don't know Gnome or KDE. It seems to me like they should be able  
> to install simultaneously. However, they cannot, currently, in  
> MacPorts. Someone with enough interest in fixing that situation  
> would have to volunteer to work on it, and coordinate with the  
> existing Gnome and KDE maintainers.

Yeah, someone needs to step in and actually maintain these packages if  
they're going to be more than 50% useable.  I just noticed that some  
gnome packages were not compiling because they were 2.24, were  
depending on API that was removed in 2.26, and their dependencies were  
bumped to 2.26 already.  I bumped the ones that had problems to 2.26,  
so atleast they compile and run now... but that's not exactly good QA.

I believe all of gnome is 'nomaintainer' ... anyone interested?  Or  
just crickets?

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