Re: wxwidgets 2.8, anyone?
On Thu, Dec 20, 2007 at 09:54:46AM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello Daniel,
> I have been (indirectly) contacted by upstream developers of wxWindows who
> are also unsatisfied by the lack of action of Ron. It's clear that Ron and
> upstream are not in good terms (Ron being a former upstream developer).
> In those conditions I wonder if Ron is really a good maintainer for this
> package. And from what I saw in the BTS, he deliberatly blocks any work on
> wx 2.8 until an hypothetic transition plan. Though I've not seen any
> serious work on a "transition plan" from himself.
And I'm quoting below my personal answer to Ron's off-list question
about 'my transition plan':
"My plan is preparing an experimental 2.8 package and asking all
interested developers trying building and doing some extensive
tests against it. A 2.6 -> 2.8 migration is out of mind due
to consistent changes in APIs and behaviors. Some programs
could consistently use 2.8 without glitches, some others not.
As in case of libdb for instance, we will have to live
with multiple source packages, at least until all interested
upstreams will not move completely to new interfaces. Than some
version will become droppable (i.e. the old 2.4).
I did not expect the situation will become better with 3.0.
And the current status require starting a team work, because
no maintainers can reasonably maintain the monster alone,
as already true for Qt and GTK+. People who monitor svn
development and create suitable ad-hoc patches to manage
main issues are also required.
Now, what are YOUR plans?"
No answer. It is quite clear that Ron will not support anything
which is not 3.0 whenever ready (after Lenny freezing I suppose).
I received (if my memory does not fail) no contact by other
supposed interested people in the meantime.
I find quite superfluous waiting another month in the long way
to a wxwidgets 2.8 package stabilization. It needs action and now.
I'm not personally interested in supporting
wxwidgets because already heavily involved in other tasks, sorry.
Francesco P. Lovergine