[PC-BSD Testing] gnome 3 :(

Joe Maloney jpm820 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 06:30:10 PST 2014

Also just a heads up.  Cinnamon 1.8 has been replaced by Cinnamon 2.0 in 
the freebsd-gnome ports.  I wouldn't merge for a while unless you want 
that merged in as well before release.  I haven't tested it yet.


On 01/24/2014 00:20, Joe Maloney wrote:
> Well some good news.  It was gnome-themes-standard.  I updated it to 
> 3.10 and submitted a merge request for the Makefile + distinfo.  At 
> this point it will not apply unless some cached stuff is deleted out 
> of the user profile.  Not sure what yet but generating a new user or 
> removing everything in my home user folder works as a quick fix until 
> I can find out exactly which folder when I have a little more time. 
>  If I figure that out as well I will let you guys know.  I’ve also 
> been reading that almost any time GTK is update gnome-themes-standard 
> has to be updated as well or themes break so it is a known issue.
> Also I think the keyboard issue is fixed now as well.  That part 
> seemed to be working out of box with the new RC5 iso.
> Joe Maloney
> On Jan 20, 2014, at 1:46 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org 
> <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>> On 01/19/2014 18:32, Joe Maloney wrote:
>>> Removing the skeleton files did not help.  After reinstalling 
>>> FreeBSD with the ports from marcuscom I have confirmed the problem 
>>> is with the ports that will have to be resolved.  It still feels 
>>> like a gtk3 or gnome-themes-standard problem.  At least that is what 
>>> is was last time.  I have let Koop know and will continue to see 
>>> what I can figure out as well.
>>> Joe Maloney
>> Ok, well if you find out more let us know, or feel free to commit any 
>> fixes to our freebsd-ports fork :)
>>> On Jan 17, 2014, at 10:04 AM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org 
>>> <mailto:kris at pcbsd.org>> wrote:
>>>> On 01/17/2014 03:13, Joe Maloney wrote:
>>>>> I see now the problem is gtk applying the adwaita theme, or any 
>>>>> theme.  The last time this happened when GTK 3.0 was updated from 
>>>>> 3.6.x to 3.8.x it broke not only themes but gnome fallback was not 
>>>>> functional and looked like our Anderson’s post here.  Although I 
>>>>> don’t want to encourage him so I won’t tell him this.  :)  It’s 
>>>>> happening to me also and gnome fall back is broken again to where 
>>>>> I can only access the applications menu by using a keyboard 
>>>>> shortcut and everything is black.
>>>>> https://trac.pcbsd.org/attachment/ticket/939/freebsdscreen%20GNOME3.jpg
>>>>> I was able to fix this last time by updating gnome-themes-standard 
>>>>> which I committed here.  This is the same problem.  As I can bring 
>>>>> up the menu manually it’s because the gtk3 theme is not getting 
>>>>> applied.
>>>>> http://www.marcuscom.com:8080/viewvc/viewvc.cgi/marcuscom/ports/trunk/x11-themes/gnome-themes-standard/Makefile?revision=18757&view=markup
>>>>> So I created another port this evening for gnome-themes-standard 
>>>>> 3.10.0 to bring it up to date with the new GTK which unfortunately 
>>>>> did not fix.  So I will continue to look into this and bring it up 
>>>>> to Koop.  If I revert glib20 and then GTK 3.8.4 to match 
>>>>> gnome-themes-standard 3.8.4 also no go.  I’m thinking it’s more to 
>>>>> do with the removal of the NO_STAGE stuff based on not finding 
>>>>> things where they should be according to pkg-plist as they are not 
>>>>> there after the package is installed.
>>>>> So first i’m building the port for FreeBSD to completely rule out 
>>>>> PCBSD changes.  I really don’t think that’s it but have to rule it 
>>>>> out.  Then I will install fresh again fresh with FreeBSD from 
>>>>> packages to isolate packaging issues.  I do suspect this could be 
>>>>> the issue.  After I rule both of those out I will go from there.
>>>>> It won’t hurt my feelings if you guys feel you need to pull the 
>>>>> plug on this if we can’t get this resolved on time for 10 release. 
>>>>>  If it’s slowing down your build times, causing too much of a 
>>>>> headache overall.  I would understand if it would be better to 
>>>>> leave some of this out and push it back for 10.1 or ports to hit.
>>>>> Overall I feel that a lot of progress was made alone just ripping 
>>>>> out the gnome2 stuff and getting PCDM to work, along with the 
>>>>> xsession fixes and other things.  Although I hope to be able to 
>>>>> track this down on time or at least continue to narrow down the 
>>>>> cause of the problem.  I’m pretty confident I’ve found it though 
>>>>> after seeing it now.  I will just need some more time to hammer it 
>>>>> out though.
>>>>> Joe Maloney
>>>>> On Jan 16, 2014, at 6:53 PM, Joe Maloney <jpm820 at gmail.com 
>>>>> <mailto:jpm820 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>> Still no go on Gnome 3 even with the new ports that were brought 
>>>>>> in before your ISO build.  I just installed the new 
>>>>>> PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-p3-01-13-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso 
>>>>>> <http://iso.cdn.pcbsd.org/10.0-RELEASE/amd64/PCBSD10.0-RELEASE-p3-01-13-2014-x64-DVD-USB.iso> from 
>>>>>> scratch.  What’s interesting now is that the new user created by 
>>>>>> install also shows a grey screen and the same broken gtk 
>>>>>> appearances, no pcbsd background, etc.  Before with the last 
>>>>>> 10-RELEASE ISO this only happened when additional users were 
>>>>>> created.  On an upgraded system the PCBSD background was still 
>>>>>> there.  The GTK windows looked normal.  It was only when new 
>>>>>> users were created.  Either way after the package upgrades input 
>>>>>> into Gnome 3 apps such as gedit and gnome-terminal were very slow.
>>>>>> I know that Ken said he didn’t think it was disabling the gnome 
>>>>>> automount and the changes regarding ibus as he noticed these 
>>>>>> problems prior to making those changes. I do have the same 
>>>>>> feeling something happened with GTK or something related to it 
>>>>>> like Ken said earlier.  I suppose in the meantime I can try to 
>>>>>> roll some new packages for FreeBSD and see if there are any 
>>>>>> differences and then get with Koop if it still happens with stock 
>>>>>> FreeBSD 10.  Or are there any other changes you guys might have 
>>>>>> made that I can try to roll back to test that may somehow be 
>>>>>> related?
>>>>>> Joe Maloney
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>>>> Joe, I would say go ahead and keep debugging. The Gnome3 desktop is 
>>>> "unsupported" and experimental still, so I expect a bit of churn 
>>>> like this until it makes it into the FreeBSD ports tree properly.
>>>> One thing to try though:
>>>> When you create a new user, wipe out their /home/<user> dir first, 
>>>> make sure some of the skel files we are shipping aren't causing the 
>>>> theme breakage :)
>>>> -- 
>>>> Kris Moore
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