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Re: Packages still depending on GTK+ 1.2

On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 10:48 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> > As for scientific software, nobody will find the time or the money to upgrade
> > from GTK1.2 to GTK2 only for the beauty of it. People are rewarded on their new
> > developments, not on code maintainance.
> Agree. But people might willing to invest some energy into porting
> their eight year old applications so they run on any modern-day
> distribution. And if they are sure their application runs with closed,
> secure data, and if the application is production-quality and does not
> need to be touched... Well, you can perfectly keep a cluster of Woody
> machines for a long time!

Or a separate repository created for the purpose of giving a longer life
for these applications using ancient technology. I'm all for (re)moving
GTK+ 1.2 from Debian.

See you,

Gustavo Noronha Silva <kov@debian.org>
Debian Project

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