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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#721 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:22 pm

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
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Jerry3904 wrote:This is the big one, right? After this plugins may have trouble?

It is, actually add-ons (extensions) are the problem.

They're changing to "WebExtensions" type add-ons and I think the old .xpi type add-ons/extensions won't work anymore with FF57.

I've changed most of my add-ons over to WebExtensions but I still have one .xpi legacy type extension installed for which I haven't found a WebExtension equivalent.

Maybe we hold on this one for a bit?


I would like to go ahead and get into mx15 test and mx17 main. so that we've got something to play with.
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#722 Postby Stevo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:24 pm

You could have the new Firefox into the test repo...but some extensions will never be updated, so I really can't see holding up progress for those, unfortunately. Pale Moon might work with the older extensions.

Firefox has been popping up notifications recently to let me know that some of my extensions will soon be broken and suggesting replacements.

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#723 Postby richb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Stevo wrote:
Firefox has been popping up notifications recently to let me know that some of my extensions will soon be broken and suggesting replacements.

OK on that basis I would say OK to proceed to MX 17 Main and MX 15 test.
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#724 Postby mmikeinsantarosa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:36 pm

richb wrote:
mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
kmathern wrote:It is, actually add-ons (extensions) are the problem.

They're changing to "WebExtensions" type add-ons and I think the old .xpi type add-ons/extensions won't work anymore with FF57.

I've changed most of my add-ons over to WebExtensions but I still have one .xpi legacy type extension installed for which I haven't found a WebExtension equivalent.

Maybe we hold on this one for a bit?

It sounds like we will have a lot of support issues. Probably smart to hold off until we have a definition and documentation for how users should proceed with extensions. I do not use Firefox but I would have to research WebExtensions to know what they are. Other users are probably in the same boat.


If the xpi translations won't work this could be a real mess.
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#725 Postby mmikeinsantarosa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:39 pm

mmikeinsantarosa wrote:
richb wrote:
mmikeinsantarosa wrote:Maybe we hold on this one for a bit?

It sounds like we will have a lot of support issues. Probably smart to hold off until we have a definition and documentation for how users should proceed with extensions. I do not use Firefox but I would have to research WebExtensions to know what they are. Other users are probably in the same boat.


edit: OK, I'll build it and send them up & include a reminder asking Tim to put it all in test.
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#726 Postby Stevo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:14 pm

If Mozilla is still providing the language packs, that's a good indication that they will still work. Of course, we should test at least one before sending them up, too.

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#727 Postby Stevo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:38 pm

Trying to make arc-theme-hdpi and arc-theme-xhdpi packages. So far have got to re-rendering the png elements to a dpi of 140 for the hdpi package...just guessing that the xhpdi should be 200? Next up is to get all the stuff installed to separate folders so they don't crash into the standard arc-theme files.

Update: figured out how to have it install into its own folders so it can coexist, and the titlebar and buttons are now bigger and betterer on my 1080 laptop screen, so that's a notable improvement, but the window borders didn't get any bigger and still are just as hard to grab. Those must have some other setting that controls them somehow. I only rendered bigger png elements for gtk 3 3.14, 3.20, and 3.22, but will do the others just to be thorough. I'll ask do_o if he knows what to change for the window borders.

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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#728 Postby Stevo » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:54 pm

Done: smplayer 17.11.2, nomacs image lounge 3.6.1, arc-theme-xhdpi and arc-theme-hdpi redone as forked native packages, and mx-conky-data 20171116 for upcoming 17 beta 2 release.

Building: MX 15/16 builds of 4.13-7 Liquorix kernel. Modifications needed for backports are much simplified after some discussion with Steve Damentz, the developer, on their forum---who also just set up a PPA for recent Ubuntu releases and the development Ubuntu 18.04.

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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#729 Postby Stevo » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 pm

xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.3.2 from upstream Debian for MX 17. Supposed to have to big improvements. Done and uploading.

virtualbox 5.1.30 from stretch-backports with a couple changes for MX 17: done and uploading

Looking at the 4.13.13 kernel from Sid for MX 17 per kmathern's suggestion. First amd64 build has finished compiling the kernel part and has now started the much longer process of converting and building the docs.Only change was to up the kernel frequency from 250 to 1000 Hz.


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