Re: Packages still depending on GTK+ 1.2
Morten Kjeldgaard wrote:
For whom is the Debian distribution? Is it created to satisfy the
needs of only the packagers and developers? If so, it is absolutely
logical to get rid of everything a couple of years past expiry date.
So I am not advocating keeping every bit of software around. In this
discussion, I am advocating keeping GTK+ 1.2 around. The LIBRARIES. I
am not opposed to weeding out out-dated applications that make use of
it, if reasonable replacements are available.
But Libraries represent a resource for _others_ than packagers and
I understand where you are coming from but it also becomes an issue of
resources. We already have a buttload of orphaned and/or QA maintained
packages. If we keep every version of every library out there how do we
support it? Look at libnet0. It's orphaned but has several depends
while libnet1 exists. Who's taking care of those users? Should we keep
every version of glibc in the archive? How about all the gnome1 stuff?
BTW, I don't care if GTK+ 1.2 stays or goes but I do care about
unmaintained stuff hanging around.
Just my worthless $.02 :)