Fork or patch timeoutd

Asked by hollerith on 2013-02-16

I'd like to submit a patch to use notify-send instead of xmessage or perhaps fork it to timeoutd-osd. I'm running it myself on 13.04 (64) now without issue. Its a pretty simple patch to spawn notify-send instead of xmessage, perhaps there is a better way - this way is safer I feel although it does leave some people behind which is why it might be better to fork it. I note however that timeoutd is not in the repos currently, not sure if is being phased out instead of something else.

Anyone got an update on the status of this package or thoughts on the patch?

BUMP!

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Zlatan Vasović (zlatan.) said : #1

Patch for what? Git? Mercurial? SVN? Bazaar? Any other? Thanks! This info can be useful.

I suggest you report a bug. Raring is not ready and not stable.

hollerith (hollerith) said : #3

Not for version control, the hint is in the title: Fork or patch **timeoutd**

timeoutd is a daemon, previously available in 12.10.

This is not a bug. It is an enhancement.

I know that raring is still in development. timeoutd is not in the repositories for raring as yet. I would like to know if this is an oversight or if there is some other package that supersedes this functionality for raring proposed.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #4

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

hollerith (hollerith) said : #5

This daemon is still useful. It allows the configuration of access times and session limits without having to use full blown accounting. The proposed patch would be a good enhancement but it is purely look and feel. Some packages with similar functionality like Gnome Nanny are now dead. So it would be good to keep it.

The patch: Ubuntu users would prefer an osd message to a horrid old Xmessage and besides it doesn't focus elegantly.

I don't know if any one is maintaining timeoutd anymore upstream.

Anyone know anything about this package? Anyone any idea how I'd adopt it and what to do thereafter?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #6

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

hollerith (hollerith) said : #7

bump!

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

That package seems dead, see also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=613882

You might contact the persons listed as maintainer in https://launchpad.net/timeoutd-project or http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/timeoutd

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