Folks, I've seen a few occurences now of bugs like this which are being given
RC severity because Wayland is currently the default desktop technology for
Buster. The consequence of this is that the software (here tilda, elsewhere
synaptic, and perhaps others) are at risk of being dropped from Buster
entirely due to incompatibility under Wayland, despite working fine under X.
I'm not sure that this is fair or the right way to address issues of Wayland
compatibility with other (longer established) software. I'm directing this at
-release to ask the Release Team whether they have a position on the matter.
Related I'm not sure that Wayland is a suitable choice for the default desktop
technology yet either (see Bug #927667 for discussion of that, as well as a
subset of these bugs). Please direct any thoughts on *that* to #927667
rather than here.
I've prepared an NMU for tilda (versioned as 1.4.1-2.1) and
uploaded it to DELAYED/7. Please feel free to tell me if I
should delay it longer.
diff -Nru tilda-1.4.1/debian/changelog tilda-1.4.1/debian/changelog
--- tilda-1.4.1/debian/changelog 2018-02-18 20:08:42.000000000 +0000
+++ tilda-1.4.1/debian/changelog 2019-05-11 13:04:23.000000000 +0000
@@ -1,3 +1,15 @@
+tilda (1.4.1-2.1) unstable; urgency=medium
+ * Non-maintainer upload.
+ * Import patch from upstream to set ensure tilda is run
+ under the X11 backend. This prevents crashes when the
+ window manager uses Wayland by default.
+ (Closes: #904309)
+ * Ret Rules-Requires-Root to no as tilda does not need
+ (fake)root for building the debs.
+ -- Niels Thykier <[hidden email]> Sat, 11 May 2019 13:04:23 +0000
tilda (1.4.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
> Hi Niels,
> Thanks for the upload. It looks good to me. I think you can push that to the repository.
> Best Regards
> Mit freundlichen Grüßen
> Dipl. Ing. Sebastian Geiger
Thanks for your feedback.
Just to confirm, when you wrote "push that to the repository", did you
mean push changes to the git repo on salsa (master branch) or remove the
delay of the upload to the archive (or both)?