Pantheon update

Been a while since I wrote anything about Pantheon, or about anything at all, and I feel the latest changes are worth mentioning.

It is happening, the nice devs over at eOS have begun ditching Ayatana indicators in favor of their in-house indicators. The new wingpanel-rewrite-x11-bzr and all currently available wingpanel-indicator-*-bzr are already up on the usual repo. Apart from weird icon sizes in the panel, it already works quite good. I am one step closer to bringing Pantheon in our [community] repository.

New wingpanel
New wingpanel

In the meantime, more switchboard plugs have popped here and there, replacing gnome-control-center entirely will soon be possible. The latest addition is the network plug, I still need to patch it to use iproute2 instead of net-tools, but all in all it is working fine.

You might have noticed that the MantisBT bug tracker is gone. After several weeks of hunting CVS after CVS, I decided that it would be safer to avoid this whack-a-mole game. Please report any issue on GitHub instead.

Finally, I have been working on a nice little page for my unofficial repositories, using the timeless Arch Linux look and feel. I plan to add a package description column, and maybe highlight out-of-date/unbuildable packages and provide a link to the build log for you to know what is going on. Note that the page is completely static and generated by some python magic after each nightly build.

Pantheon for Arch: Bug Tracker

Since Pantheon is not yet ready for inclusion in our official repos, we can’t use the Arch Linux bug tracker. Therefore I have set up a dedicated bug tracker (MantisBT) so that people can report bugs, file requests, tell me they hate me because something doesn’t work, etc… It will also serve as a nice TODO.

The bug tracker is located here. A few reports have already been filed, feel free to register and complete the list.

Bug Tracker

On another note, the `lightdm-pantheon-greeter-bzr` now supports `granite-bzr`, have a screenshot.

Pantheon Greeter