Request for help maintaining packages while away.

David Malcolm dmalcolm at
Fri Dec 11 23:36:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 19:39 -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> 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).

I spent some time trying to figure out bug 543278 but got stumped; need
a GTK maintainer's help with this one; pygtk appears to be correctly
passing the --sync flag on to GTK fwiw


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