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Introduction and Some Queries [Jun. 14th, 2005|01:59 am]


Hi all! Firstly, let me say hi all, thanks to all responsible for a very usable piece of software.

I have a couple of questions:

Firstly regarding building Logjam: Why the dependency on libGTK-HTML3? It's an absolute mother-f- ... pain to build! I ended up installing about 15 gnome devel libraries (I'm a KDE user, so this represented an irritating amount of bloat on my system) only to have it bork beyond my ability to work around it on gal. If it supported libgtk-html2, us SuSE users would have a much easier time of it ... !

Secondly, a feature suggestion/request. Bear in mind, I'm (relatively) new to LiveJournal and have never used any other clients, win32 or otherwise, so I don't know if any other clients do this. I write a lot of my entries offline while travelling, and I'd love to have an option called something akin to "Enqueue for later posting" which would save my comment, with a static timestamp, and post it when I later got to a net connection (possibly a corresponding "Post queued entries" menu item?). Is such a feature feasible? Or can it be done with logjam as it is now?

All the best,


From: evan
2005-06-14 01:41 am (UTC)
1) It's a soft dependency; if you don't have libgtkhtml, logjam will build without HTML preview.

2) That's a feature I have wanted for a while, but it has never been implemented. One hacky way to do it is to save all of your posts with Save Draft, then post them all manually once you get back.
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[User Picture]From: spooforbrains
2005-06-14 07:33 am (UTC)
Thanks for a quick reply!

1. I know why it's dependent on libgtkhtml, and I just built it without, but it annoyed me that I had to miss out on a feature. Why specifically libgtkhtml*3* though? SuSE only package version 2, and as I said before building 3 is difficult enought that I couldn't manage it. It's hard dependencies are vast!

2. Yeah, I already do this, but getting the timestamps right (retrospective, if you get me) is tricky.
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2005-06-14 12:27 pm (UTC)
Amusingly, this was one of the very first things I did after getting a LiveJournal account.
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