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Request: Synapse

Discussion in 'Porting New Software' started by Cthulhux, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Cthulhux

    Cthulhux New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I am wondering if someone is willing to port the Zeitgeist add-on Synapse to FreeBSD as it would be one more argument for FreeBSD on the desktop. :e

    I could try porting it myself, but I am rather inexperienced yet, and Synapse seems to have a bunch of dependencies of really weird origins.

    Hence, this is only some request...
     
  2. vdubgeek

    vdubgeek New Member

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    I would second this. I'm thinking this might be a great learning opportunity for porting :)
     
  3. lebel

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    I'd give my left arm for such a port. I dabbled with it but the first hurdle I hit was that it requires Vala >=0.14 which we don't have in our ports tree right now.
     
  4. da1

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    I think Vala should be easy to port. I just tried 0.17.4 and got it to compile (gmake) and install successfully.

    LE: Just for fun, later I will try writing a short Makefile, distinfo and pkg-plist for it.

    Anyone care to beat me to it? :D
     
  5. da1

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    Ups, I spoke too soon. Looks like there is a port for it already (lang/vala).
     
  6. lebel

    lebel New Member

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    Yeah and it's like I said, at 0.12.
     
  7. da1

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    My bad, I understood that the port doesn't exist at all. Anyway, I think it's quite easy to adapt the port to the new version. You could do it yourself or you could write an e-mail to the maintainer asking that he does it.
     
  8. lebel

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    Is there an ETA for the Vala to be updated to anything >= 0.14 ?
     
  9. da1

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    Did you contact the maintainer?
     
  10. lebel

    lebel New Member

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    I just did. We will see what comes out of it...
     
  11. lebel

    lebel New Member

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    And the reply came a little while after I sent the question to gnome@freebsd.org: