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Re: [Pkg-sugar-devel] MBF: Removing old GNOME python bindings

Quoting Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (2016-08-01 23:11:58)
> On 01/08/16 17:37, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Yes, most of those activities are not in Debian - just as most of 
>> shell scripts depending on Zsh is not in Debian, but it would still 
>> be a bad idea to kick that package judging from its reverse 
>> dependencies (I guess: I am not a Zsh user myself).
> The difference is that zsh doesn't depend on and isn't blocking the 
> removal of a bunch of deprecated packages :P
> There is software out there using all kinds of old libraries - yet we 
> keep removing old and unmaintained stuff from Debian.

Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't.  I bet you can find many cases of 
"old unmaintained stuff" e.g. in our TeX codebase.

What I think is appropriate to address is old, unmaintained and *broken* 
stuff.  Are python wrappers for GTK+ 2.x _broken_?

If the real issue here is that GNOME team no longer find the package 
relevant, then perhaps instead of removing pass over maintenance to 
others who do?

 - Jonas

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