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Bug#650394: updated packages available

On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
>    I have some questions about your package:
>    (1) Where is the java viewer?  Being as it's my primary contribution to
>    the project, I'd kinda like to see it included ;)

I guess we have not packaged that one yet :-/  yet another TODO ;)  Is
Java viewer functioning fine with OpenJDK implementation?

Hopefully that portion of my deb package can be ported over.  Yes, the Java viewer works just fine with OpenJDK.  For the packages that I create for TigerVNC, I sign the applet with a legitimate code signing cert, however I have yet to see how this can be implemented in any open-source project.  As a fall-back, the build system will use a self-signed certificate but with the new Java restrictions on RIAs, it's really advantageous to use a legit certificate, so if you have any ideas how to accomplish this I'm all ears.

>    (2) Have all of Pierre's Fltk patches been incorporated into the native
>    debian Fltk package?  

hm, personally -- don't know.  looking at the packaging 1.3.2-6 we have
doesn't seems to carry this one, http://www.fltk.org/str.php?L2599,
which was not even accepted upstream... so we might indeed need to
proceed with a somewhat impaired functionality for now (if that is not
critical fixes) 

> If not, the viewer will lack full functionality.  (I
>    realize that statically linking the fltk libs into our binary is
>    problematic from a distro point of view).

my primary goal would be to get tigervnc accepted to Debian proper, i.e.
for us to address original "concerns".  And then we could beef it up ;-)

That's more or less what's happening in Fedora, although I believe that most (if not all) of the patches have been merged into Fedora's Fltk.


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