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[DebianGIS] [roberto@connexer.com: Re: wxwidgets 2.8 needs help !]

I would remember that the next Grass GUI will be wxpython based, 
so the many developers here with free time :) could think to contribute
to have a decent 2.8 package in Debian ASAP.

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From: "Roberto C. Sánchez" <roberto@connexer.com>
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Subject: Re: wxwidgets 2.8 needs help !
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On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 09:53:41PM +0200, "Adam Cécile (Le_Vert)" wrote:
> Hello developers,
> I'm writing you this mail to be sure everybody is aware of this issue
> and with the hope that someone will be interrested in fixing it ;)
Lots of people are aware.  Just look at the bugs against the current
wxwidgets2.6 [0].

> wxWidgets has been released a long time ago and we're still missing it.
Yes, though for a good [1] reason.

> wx2.8 has been packaged for Ubuntu [1] so most of the initial packaging
> effort could be stolen there. Moreover, I already successfully rebuild
> wx2.8 from Ubuntu on Lenny without any change.
It is not really a question of building or packaging it.  That, as you
realize is quite easy.  The problem is wxwidgets' dozens of reverse

> Currently, I don't have time (and skill) to maintain wx2.8, that's why
> I'm asking for your help.
> Current FileZilla package in debian is quite broken (beta version) but
> it's too much work for me to backport patches from upstream, as they
> have now switched to wx2.8.
> aMule suffers of the same problem and there's is probably tones of
> others package's upstreams that switched to wx2.8 or plan to do.
> Despite many open bugs reports [2], current wx2.6 maintainer doesn't
> really seem to be interrested in packaging wx2.8.
Did you actually *read* the reports?  Ron Lee (the current wxwidgets2.6
maintainer) is, AFAICT interested in packaging wxwidgets2.8.  However,
he wants to do it right.  Rushing out and packaging a library right away
that has a proven track record for stability problems, especially in new
releases, is IMHO not the best way to go.

I would have to agree with and support Ron on this.  Perhaps you would
be interested in joining the team?  Some preliminary work has already
been done by Ron.  At some point he emailed the location of the source
repository for the work that has been done already.  Perhaps Ron can
send the link again for those who are interested in helping?



[0] http://bugs.debian.org/src:wxwidgets2.6
[1] good is, of course, subjective
Roberto C. Sánchez

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