Request for help maintaining packages while away.

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Thu Dec 10 00:39:19 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 12:38:11PM -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:26 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster at> wrote:
> > Jef, I'll help with istanbul.  If anyone else out there is considering
> > doing so, please feel free to team up with me.
> Other than revelation(which essentially has a dead
> upstream)...Istanbul is probably the most in need of more development
> love.  Upstream seems to be inactive with no release activity in quite
> a while.  There's a lot of deprecation warnings for some pygtk calls
> that I would love to clean up in time for F13. And there are a couple
> of abrt crash tickets being spawned by istanbul.. which maybe traced
> back to gdk libraries calls if I'm reading the crash dumps correctly.

Dave Malcolm was looking at an underlying GTK (or maybe GDK?) bug this
weekend at FUDCon if memory serves.  I'll also do what I can for
existing bugs in my Copious Spare Time(tm).

You might be interested in knowing that we had some discussion at
FUDCon about extending my PulseCaster project (currently only
functional in the most gracious sense) to cover more 'casting needs
while maintaining a simple, usable interface:

* Newscast -- single person audio, e.g. reading the news
* Screencast -- single person audio + desktop screencap
* Interview -- multi-person audio
* App discussion or instruction -- multi-person audio + one desktop
* Save to file or send to streaming server

I'm planning on spending some time on the project as part of my
Christmas vacation.  We had a lot of great ideas for how this
functionality will work, but I do want some UI review for it including
comparing it to GNOME HIG.

Paul W. Frields                      
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