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Postby Cthulhux » 18 Mar 2012, 05:21

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...
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Postby vdubgeek » 18 Apr 2012, 19:08

Cthulhux wrote: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...


I would second this. I'm thinking this might be a great learning opportunity for porting :)
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Postby lebel » 07 Aug 2012, 01:16

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.
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Postby da1 » 07 Aug 2012, 10:49

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 [file]Makefile[/file], [file]distinfo[/file] and [file]pkg-plist[/file] for it.

Anyone care to beat me to it? :D
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Postby da1 » 07 Aug 2012, 11:43

Ups, I spoke too soon. Looks like there is a port for it already ([port]lang/vala[/port]).
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Postby lebel » 07 Aug 2012, 13:32

da1 wrote:Ups, I spoke too soon. Looks like there is a port for it already ([port]lang/vala[/port]).


Yeah and it's like I said, at 0.12.
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Postby da1 » 07 Aug 2012, 15:28

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.
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Postby lebel » 15 Aug 2012, 15:38

Is there an ETA for the Vala to be updated to anything >= 0.14 ?
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Postby da1 » 15 Aug 2012, 16:18

Did you contact the maintainer?
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Postby lebel » 15 Aug 2012, 18:10

da1 wrote:Did you contact the maintainer?


I just did. We will see what comes out of it...
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Postby lebel » 15 Aug 2012, 20:14

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

Yes it part of the GNOME 3 import that will happen after FreeBSD 9.1 is released.

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