Community meeting on IRC 11th Feb 2021

Schedule: Thursday 11th Feb 2021 at 08:00am UTC (Check here for your local time)

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Template for topic proposal: (post your topic proposals as comments to this forum topic)

  • Name / IRC nick:
  • topic:
  • some details about the topic:
  • approx time needed:
  • optional: name of substitute if you cannot make it to the upcoming meeting (and inform your substitute!)
  • Name / IRC nick: Mister_Magister
  • topic: Url aware .desktop file opening
  • some details about the topic: So I made merge request to libcontentaction that allows devs to specify url domain so that if user clicks link with domain that matches specified it will open said app. It’s done extremely easy and extremely robust all i did was to in case of x-scheme-handler/https mimetype extract domain from url and convert it into x-url-handler/<domain> mimetype. Then apps can just add x-url-handler/ or x-url-handler/* in order to handle specific domains. That’s it, all mimetype handling and everything is left as it was. I and other devs would love to see it in upstream. It doesn’t break anything because if it doesn’t find any x-url-handler that would match it just falls back to standard mode.
  • approx time needed: 15m
  • optional:
  • Name / IRC nick: KeeperoftheKeys

  • topic: SFOS 4.0 UI element changes

  • some details about the topic: In SFOS several QML UI elements have stopped working, so far for gPodder I found IconContextMenu and IconMenuItem to have stopped working.
    – Are these items being removed or will this be fixed before GA?
    – Where can we find a list of changes to QML UI elements?
    – What is the recommended new UI item to use that will allow the application to render properly both in SFOS 4.x and in old SFOS (the work around I have found for IconContextMenu does not render properly on SFOS 3.x)?

  • approx time needed: 10 minutes

  • optional: I think the question is clear enough to be discussed whether I make it or not.

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Sorry about the late addition.

  • Name / IRC nick: Zyuc2G
  • Topic: Packages are being upgraded to versions that are licensed under the GPLv3. Has Jolla/SailfishOS resolved the licensing issues with GPLv3?
  • Some details about the topic:
    • Recently SailfishOS appears to have added GPLv3 licensed applications including BASH 5, and grep 3.6
    • Has Jolla/SailfishOS resolved the licensing issues with the GPLv3?
  • Approx time needed: 5-10mins.
  • Optional: I’ll try be there, but there should be enough information above.


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Apologies @Zyuc2G, but as mentioned, topics with less than 3 days until the meeting are being postponed to the next one.

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Minutes: 09:15
Minutes (text): 09:15

Thanks for discussing my issue @sledges on reading the logs I feel a bit stupid that I forgot these were “my” components (I usually grep through my code and forget to look at file names) either way if new components were added to Silica that cause this name breakage shouldn’t Silica get a version bump?

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