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Re: GNOME 2.6 definitely not ready for unstable

On Sun, 23 May 2004, Sebastien Bacher wrote:

> Le dim, 23/05/2004 à 04:37 +0300, Martin-Éric Racine a écrit :
> > > Have you tried to "killall gconfd-2" ? That's a old and well know issue
> > > but gconfd need to be restarted to use new schemas ...
> > 
> > Are you expecting people to guess that one?
> No, but that's a quite old bugs with gconf that happens for all apps
> using gconf with a schema ... not sure of the best way to mention it but
> we are definitively working on it. I've talked some days ago with the
> dh_gconf maintainer about killing gconfd-2 in postinst script to force
> the new key loading.

This dh_gconf hack sounds like a reasonable precaution.

> > "Starting with release 0.8, Rhythmbox uses gstreamer 0.8, which requires
> > reconfiguring your settings for the audio sink. It might be advisable to kill
> > and restart gconf right after upgrading, before going and reconfiguring for
> > gstreamer 0.8.  The settings to upgrade are in /system/gstreamer/0.8/default.  
> > hint: if you installed the 0.8 versions of your favorite audio sink, you should
> > be able to copy /paste the old 0.6 settings as is. Suitable tools to edit these 
> > values include gconf-editor, gstreamer properties 2.6 and gconftool-2."
> Yes. I'm rebuilding rhythmbox to solve #250433, if you are ok with that
> I'll include your note in the NEWS file.

Yes, you're welcome to include it.

> PS: sorry to have been nervous in the previous mail, but mailing
> -release for this problem, which is mostly due to a gconf old problem,
> to say that gnome2.6 is not ready is not really nice ...

Completely off-topic, but you're about as impulsive and volatile as my wife! :P

This being said, you eventually get the job done, which is what matters. I'm
quite confident that you and the rest of the GNOME team can nail down the few
remaining bugs in time for letting 2.6 enter unstable before midsummer.

Martin-Éric Racine, ICT Consultant

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