[Edgy] Inkscape 0.44 whiteboard activation

Bug #57980 reported by Florian Boucault on 2006-08-28
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Baltix
Low
Mantas Kriaučiūnas
inkscape (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
inkscape (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Inkscape has a nice whiteboard (collaborative edition) using XMPP. Its activation in Edgy is a matter of compilation option. Could this feature be enabled ?

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for you reports.

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 03:49:32AM -0500, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
[...snip...]
>
>
> inkscape 0.43 has collaborative, networked editing via XMPP built-in,
> with the Inkboard project. More info is available about it in
> /usr/share/doc/inkscape/NEWS.gz
>
> The attached patch seems to enable this feature for the debian package.
>
> However, upstream does say that there are known bugs in inkboard, and
> of course opening any complicated desktop package to networked input
> is a bit scary from a security point of view. These concerns should
> be considered as well.

I know the efforts around inkboard quite well and I thought about
including the option in the debian package. But since there are some
bug (besides security risks) which are being worked on, I decided not to
enable this feature and wait for the next release when it has matured a
little.

> Mitigating the security concern somewhat is that it looks like you
> need to explicitly connect to an XMPP server for any of the
> connectivity to be activated, so users who stay unconnected are
> proabably not in any increased risk.
>
> Thanks for maintaining this package,
>
> --dkg

[...snip...]

Thanks,

Wolfi

Thanks for the prompt response, Wolfram.

On December 19, <email address hidden> said:

 > I know the efforts around inkboard quite well and I thought about
 > including the option in the debian package. But since there are some
 > bug (besides security risks) which are being worked on, I decided not to
 > enable this feature and wait for the next release when it has matured a
 > little.

Understood. i figured you'd heard of it, but i couldn't find any
explicit documentation about the decision to enable this feature or
not, hence the report.

However, i've been playing around with it the last couple days with
this patch, and i can't really get it to work right at all. So i was
probably premature in even submitting this bug. i think you've made
the right decision for this version.

If i can figure out the problems i'm having, i'll try to send patches
upstream so the feature will be a bit more ready for 0.44.

Thanks again for all your work on this package.

 --dkg

Now that Inkscape 0.44 is out, would it be possible to activate the
collaborative features ?

Inkscape has a nice whiteboard (collaborative edition) using XMPP. Its activation in Edgy is a matter of compilation option. Could this feature be enabled ?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. There is a debug bug about that: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=343852. According to the comment the feature is still being worked and security is to consider. We should probably better wait for it to become stable and for the Debian package to activate it too

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in inkscape:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
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Source: inkscape
Source-Version: 0.44.1-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
inkscape, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

inkscape_0.44.1-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/i/inkscape/inkscape_0.44.1-1.diff.gz
inkscape_0.44.1-1.dsc
  to pool/main/i/inkscape/inkscape_0.44.1-1.dsc
inkscape_0.44.1-1_powerpc.deb
  to pool/main/i/inkscape/inkscape_0.44.1-1_powerpc.deb
inkscape_0.44.1.orig.tar.gz
  to pool/main/i/inkscape/inkscape_0.44.1.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is
attached.

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed. If you
have further comments please address them to <email address hidden>,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
pp.
Wolfram Quester <email address hidden> (supplier of updated inkscape package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 18:05:08 +0200
Source: inkscape
Binary: inkscape
Architecture: source powerpc
Version: 0.44.1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Wolfram Quester <email address hidden>
Changed-By: Wolfram Quester <email address hidden>
Description:
 inkscape - vector-based drawing program
Closes: 343852 375249 377013 377082 386360 386616 387436
Changes:
 inkscape (0.44.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
 .
   * new upstream version. New features include:
     - inkscape now compiles with gcc-4.2.x (Closes: #377013)
     - added missing German version of the advanced tutorial and made
       corrections to the calligraphy one; added missing Czech, German, and
       Brazil-Portuguese tutorials to tarball; added missing German keytable to
       tarball (Closes: #386616)
     - applied changes to the German and Spanish translations of Inkscape
       strings
     For more changes and bug fixes not related to entries in debian's BTS see
     the file /usr/share/doc/inkscape/NEWS.gz
   * enable inkboard collaborative editing features (Closes: #343852)
     added libloudmouth1-dev to Depends:
   * update norwegian bookmÃ¥l translation. (Thanks to Steinar H. Gunderson
     <email address hidden> for the update, closes: #387436)
   * get rid of the xgot hack on mips (Thanks to Thiemo Seufer
     <email address hidden> for the patch, closes: #377082)
   * move dia | dia-gnome and skencil from Recommends: to Suggests:
     (Closes: #386360)
   * Add --datarootdir=\$${prefix}/share --datadir=\$${prefix}/share
     to configure options to repair datarootdir in config.h
   * change debian/mime as suggested by James R. Van Zandt <email address hidden>
     Thanks for the patch. (Closes: #375249)
   * upload sponsored by Guido Guenther <email address hidden>
Files:
 3051412dbe3c80af5bb3d9a840fef8f7 975 graphics optional inkscape_0.44.1-1.dsc
 ae2929f70403004038963ef2448728f3 10702187 graphics optional inkscape_0.44.1.orig.tar.gz
 3d3e77ea2c671a8f5a5ca882c27bdbd5 119681 graphi...

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Changed in inkscape:
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

The fix has been released in Debian!

Great, great and great :)

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Feisty has got the option activated from Debian.

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Need to check if this works correctly in backported Inkscape to Dapper

jfm3 (jfm3) wrote :

This isn't even close to ready for prime time in Feisty, but is enabled in 0.45-0ubuntu4.

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

I'm guessing this bug is so old (is someone using Baltix Dapper or Edgy?) that it is probably invalid.

Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Yup. Baltix 4.2 is based on Ubuntu Jaunty, so the fix has landed in Baltix too.

Changed in baltix:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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