[Marble-devel] Practice of feature additions in Marble

Torsten Rahn tackat at t-online.de
Fri Jan 11 12:07:08 UTC 2013

Hi Bernhard,

Thank you for raising awareness about this topic. 

And I think it's great that you volunteer as an official N900 port maintainer.

I guess a possible way to deal with this: 

- GUI changes submitted to the reviewboard always require "GUI: " as a prefix 
in the topic.
- GUI changes require the "Ship It" from at least one "smalldevice" maintainer 
with a comment "Approved for small devices". 

As for the navigation item: I plan to provide modified pixmaps for a 
"minimized" version (without slider).

Best Regards,

On Freitag, 11. Januar 2013 11:58:45 bbeschow at cs.tu-berlin.de wrote:
> Hi co-devs,
> I still like my N900, partly because it's my only mobile Qt-based device
> where tracking works like I'd like it to work. It's also the only device
> where I can seriously test OpenGL ES in Marble (testing on Harmattan is
> currently not possible due to the usage of QGraphicsProxyWidget). So, in
> order to move forward with OpenGL in Marble, I *need* the Maemo port of
> Marble to compile and run successfully. Moreover, if Dennis wants to put
> off his release manager hat for the Maemo port, I've volunteered to take
> over that role.
> As you can see, I'm still interested in having a working version of Marble
> for Maemo. Unfortunately, recent commits made that version unsuable for me
> several times in several ways: build failures, crashes, GUI issues. As a
> result, I'm busy fixing issues rather than being able to make progress
> with my own features, which is very, very frustrating for me.
> I'm not the kind of nay-sayers who always complain about changes. In fact,
> I like the direction of the changes that were recently made, e.g. the new
> navigation float item. I'm more worried about the immaturity of the
> patches that landed in master and I that no testing on mobile platforms
> seems to have been done. It seems to me that our review process has failed
> here.
> So I wonder how we could improve the review process. Personally, I feel
> that reviewboard is good for commenting on patches, but is inconvenient
> for applying and compling them. I actually liked the approach with the
> dockwidgets branch, but I wonder how much review has happened here. Any
> thoughts on this? Any ideas in general?
> Greetings,
> Bernhard
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