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Re: Current state of Slingshot


Hey Sergey,

If we can get the critical bugs fixed and there's an active developer available to continue work, then I'm all for it. Last time I check though, the clutter branch had some serious issues with the window becoming larger than the screen.

Either way, I don't think we can really move forward without a dedicated active developer willing to work on Slingshot. 

Best Regards,
Daniel Foré

El abr 12, 2012, a las 8:58 a.m., Сергей <shnatsel@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:

> Hello everyone,
> Those of us who test daily builds regularly probably remember xapantu's clutter-based Slingshot; it was merged to trunk branch and was available from daily PPA for a while, but then it was reverted to the old Cairo-based version because it introduced new bugs that made Slingshot hardly usable. However, it fixed a lot of older bugs too, and during the week or so during which the clutter branch was in trunk, most bugs closed by it were marked as fixed. Then it was reverted, but bugs were not. So now we have a bug tracker reflecting a state of a branch other than trunk.
> Moreover, the Cairo branch contained a lot of tricky bugs like character corruption and disappearing pages which aren't present in Clutter branch. I suppose it will be easier to fix up the Clutter branch for Luna than to hunt all those insects in the Cairo one.
> So I propose merging the Clutter-based branch back to trunk and building upon it for Luna. It would be nice to fix https://bugs.launchpad.net/slingshot/+bug/960374 beforehand, and probably remove the code which causes X error for now (I believe the attempt at low-level focus grabbing is malfunctioning). Other than that, it should be in no worse shape than the Cairo-based version by now.
> Also, there are some Slingshot fixes already which need review: https://code.launchpad.net/slingshot/+activereviews
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