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A few days ago wxwidgets 3.0.0 was officially released. I've already
uploaded a package of it aimed at unstable, which is currently in NEW.
Meanwhile you can download source and amd64 binaries from here:
My hope is that we can remove wxwidgets2.8 before the jessie freeze
by either migrating packages to use 3.0, or removing them from Debian
(during the wx 2.6 to 2.8 transition, I noticed a number of packages
which appeared to have no maintainer either upstream or in Debian - for
any where that's still the case, I think removal should be seriously
I'll be at the mini-debcamp in Cambridge, UK at the end of this week
(14th and 15th November) and plan to make a start checking packages
with the new release. I'd welcome local and/or remote assistance.
I'll track progress here:
Some important notes:
* The wxwidgets2.8 source package was actually based on wxPython (which
includes an embedded copy of the C++ wxWidgets library sources), but
the wxwidgets3.0 source package is just the C++ library. There hasn't
been an update of wxPython for 3.0 yet, and while I have managed to
patch wxPython 18.104.22.168 to work, it turned out to be quite a complex
change and at this point waiting for wxPython 22.214.171.124 and then
packaging that as a separate source package seems better. (I've sent
upstream my patches in case they're useful).
* Upstream now enables their debug checks by default. One consequence
of this is that in 2.8, the -dbg packages were a version built with
these checks on, and debug info, but in 3.0, the -dbg packages are
just detached debug symbols. The other is that code which misuses
the wx API will now pop up warning dialogs, while previously the
code would have quietly muddled through. Overall sorting out such
issues is good, but these dialogs are intrusive for users. I suspect
checking rebuilt packages and fixing such issues might be the biggest
job in transitioning packages.
* You should be able to co-install wx 2.8 and 3.0, so applications can
switch independently of one another. The only wrinkle is that
currently the -i18n packages attempt to install the same files - I
need to look at how we handled that for 2.6 and 2.8.
* The -doc package is temporarily gone in the 3.0 packages (upstream now
release the docs as a separate download).