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Re: About to remove python-pywcs

On 10 Nov 2016, at 11:00, Ole Streicher <olebole@debian.org> wrote:

Hi all,

I just discovered that pywcs doesn't work anymore (CI tests fail) since
quite a while. Because it obsolete since a long time, I would propose to
drop it before stretch completely. I would even not create a "legacy"
package, since one just would need all references to "pywcs" with

The package has no reverse dependencies, so removing it wouldn't break
anything within Debian. However, it has still a popcon of ~144 (28
votes), these people would probably wake up at some day without pywcs.

Any hint to do better here? They *must* move at some point, and Debian 9
could give them the right push :-)

The same would in principle apply to pyfits, which is maintained by
Aurelien Jarno.

Best regards


Hi Ole,

I agree with your proposal: completely removing pywcs now.

It was moved to astropy.wcs 5 years ago and the last release of pywcs was in 2014:
In the meantime, astropy.wcs has seen several bug fixes and new features, so in my opinion dropping pywcs now is the way to go.


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