[Mageia-dev] Teamviewer and X86_64 build . . .

Thorsten van Lil tvl83 at gmx.de
Tue Nov 29 14:44:38 CET 2011

Am 29.11.2011 14:17, schrieb Thomas Backlund:
> Robert Fox skrev 29.11.2011 13:24:
>> On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 12:20 +0100, nicolas vigier wrote:
>>> You are free to try to help teamviewer fix their package to make it work
>>> on Mageia, you can already do it now, there's no need to have a voting
>>> system to consider it.
>> Sorry Nicolas - I would if I knew how, but unfortunately I am not a
>> packager nor am I a developer with intimate knowledge of Mageia - I am
>> simply a power user who enjoys testing the latest (cauldron) and giving
>> feedback.
> Ah... and there it is...
> This is how most threads like this ends up...
> Many users seems to forget this is a community driven distribution,
> so if you want something no-one of the current maintainers care
> about, you need to do the work, and stop expecting others to do
> it for you (unless you pay them)...

I don't think that he is "expecting others to do it" for him.
As Robert Fox said:
"All I am asking is that Mageia recognise the need for the end
users to co-exist with their Mac / Winblows counterparts, and that
certain software is unavoidable.  Any efforts made to help get such
software to work properly with our distribution would be considered

So, if I understood him right, a how-to would be enough for him.
Three possible solutions came to my mind, to solve this issue:
1. We write a documentation for, which has to be translated in each 
2. We provide a get-teamviewer package (as for skype). I guess there 
would be a script in it, that does the needed steps? However, a packager 
would be needed for it, who build and maintain it.
3. We take care, that the provided Mandriva package on the Teamviewer 
website works properly in Mageia. Due to my limited knowledge I can't 
estimate the effort for that possible solution.


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