Date: 2006-05-04 09:18:50 -0700 (Thu, 04 May 2006)
update the faq a little bit to reflect reality. Also, one public request for help where I simply do not know the answer.
--- web/htdocs/faq2.txt 2006-05-04 12:18:03 UTC (rev 16133)
+++ web/htdocs/faq2.txt 2006-05-04 16:18:50 UTC (rev 16134)
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
If you have Slackware < 9.1, you need to get non-slack packages for autoconf,
- automake, gettext, and libtool. You also have to copy the contents of
+automake and libtool. You also have to copy the contents of
<code>/usr/local/share/aclocal</code> to <code>/usr/share/aclocal</code>. This is due to bugs in
Slackware and the auto* packages.
@@ -197,17 +197,18 @@
A second major point involves public resources - an SVN checkout is not
a cheap operation. As many Sourceforge users are aware, at various
-points in the recent past Sourceforge SVN has been less than pleasant
+points in the recent past Sourceforge CVS has been less than pleasant
to work with. This is, of course, because Sourceforge hosts dozens
-and dozens of useful and active projects which use SVN as a primary
+and dozens of useful and active projects which use[ed] CVS as a primary
method of source code collaboration. Unfortunately, when too many
-users are poking around in that SVN just for the sake of poking
+users are poking around in that CVS just for the sake of poking
around, it prevents other users who are trying to do work to improve
-those very same projects from accomplishing their tasks. It is better
-for the community if an enterprising individual wishing to fix a
-particular bug she has seen can get to the code and create a patch,
-even if this means that some users have to wait a few weeks for the
-next release to see what new features it might hold.
+those very same projects from accomplishing their tasks. Naturally,
+this could easily become true of Sourceforge's SVN offering as well.
+It is better for the community if an enterprising individual wishing
+to fix a particular bug [s]he has seen can get to the code and create
+a patch, even if this means that some users have to wait a few weeks
+for the next release to see what new features it might hold.
The third point is not a problem which has yet come up, but it is in
@@ -366,44 +367,21 @@
Q: How do I get sound to work correctly?
-A: Gaim uses libao to play sounds. Playing sounds
+A: Gaim uses gstreamer to play sounds. Playing sounds
directly through esound or arts is no longer supported.
- Libao is a cross-platform library that allows programs to output PCM
- audio data to the native audio devices on a wide variety of platforms. It
- currently supports OSS (Open Sound System), ESD (ESounD), ALSA (Advanced
- Linux Sound Architecture), Sun audio system (used in Solaris, OpenBSD,
- and NetBSD), aRts (Analog Realtime Synthesizer).
+ To compile Gaim with support for gstreamer you need libgstreamer0.10-dev
+ and its dependencies. If you do not wish to install these packages you
+ can also just change your sound playing method in preferences to
+ <code>Command</code> and use <code>esdplay %s</code> or
+ <code>artsplay %s</code>.
- To compile Gaim with support for libao you need libao-devel and
- audiofile-devel. To use libao you need libao and audiofile. If you do
- not wish to install these packages you can also just change your sound
- playing method in preferences to <code>Command</code> and use
- <code>esdplay %s</code> or <code>artsplay %s</code>.
Q: How do I make Gaim use ALSA or OSS for playing sounds? What does the
"Automatic" option do?
-A: If you choose "Automatic", "ESD", or "Arts", Gaim uses libao to play
-sounds. Choosing "ESD" or "Arts" forces libao to play sounds using that
-method, while choosing "Automatic" lets it decide for itself.
- If you choose "Automatic", you can create a file, either
- <code>/etc/libao.conf</code> or <code>~/.libao</code>, and put <b>one</b> of
- the following lines
- in it:
- Other drivers, like alsa09, arts, esd, irix, macosx, nas, and sun might
- also be supported, depending on your platform and how libao was compiled.
- See also <code>man 5 libao.conf</code>.
+A: The "Automatic" option lets gstreamer pick how the sounds are played.
+SOMEONE PLEASE PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THIS FAQ QUESTION!! :-)
Q: Why does Gaim use the same <code>WM_CLASS</code> for every window? It makes
it impossible to control window size and placement for the buddy list
@@ -569,6 +547,13 @@
Gaim sorts all your saved statuses by the timestamp when they were
last used. And then, for each time you've used a status, the
timestamp is increased by one day.
+ If you are upgrading from 1.x or lower, gaim is unable to determine which
+ are the most popular states, as these older releases did not save that
+ information. As a result, the initial contents of the menu will be
+ somewhat random. It will settle over the first few uses of (distinct)
+ states into the behavior described above.
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