Re: Bug#520441: RM: gtk+1.2 -- ROM; deprecated for 8 years, no security support
Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 10:55:31PM +0100, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 09:00:26PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
Please remove gtk+1.2 from unstable. The last upstream release was 8
years ago, and there isn???t any kind of maintenance happening on it,
either upstream or in Debian.
This will immediately make all reverse dependencies uninstallable, but
this is desirable. Those who can???t be updated will need to be removed as
well. They have had plenty of time to switch to GTK+ 2.X now. We
shouldn???t be struggling with GTK+ 1.2 while already planning the
introduction of GTK+ 3.
Since AFAICT all of those packages already have RC bugs open against them,
I would be open for the idea. But it might be preferable to remove the
reverse-dependencies that are obsolete libraries themself earlier or
at the same time, e.g. gnome-libs, wxwindows2.4, libgtkmm.
We can remove the following right-away:
imlib and gtk1.2 should be given some more time, they're much more smoothly
to remove once KDE 4 is uploaded to unstable.
Just a reminder to anyone that doesn't know, we have been tracking these
This should include any r(b)depends of any of the packages to be removed
Several of these I have already sent patches for, a few of which don't
seem to work properly if any of you are so inclined.