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Re: GNOME 2.2 summary 22/06/2003

Christian Marillat <marillat.christian@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> Hi,
> We have finally some GNOME 2 packages in testing (gnome-panel,
> gnome-session) and the control-center wil follow soon:
> control-center (1: to 1:2.2.1-2)
>     Maintainer: Christian Marillat 
>     47 days old (needed 10 days)
>     Valid candidate
> And please don't change the version in shlibs files without any good
> reason, like the following packages glib, bonobo-activation, libbonobo,
> libbonoboui, gconf2 and gnome-vfs2.
> For other package like gnome-applets, gnome-terminal, gcc for m68k is
> broken and gconftool-2 segfault, then libraries packages (libgnomeui)
> can't be installed and thus packages can't be build.

I really wonder, who on earth runs current heavyweight apps like Gnome
2.2, Mozilla or KDE on a ten year old mac box. I'd assume that this is
virtually impossible. Well, I see that more and more new arches are
being added to Debian all the time. At the same time I wonder if it
would be thinkable to phase out an arch if it is clearly obsolete,
i.e. if it will not be able to run most apps from a current Debian
distribution with acceptable performance.

I guess, if I had a pre-PowerPC Macintosh, I'd probably stay with
potato rather than upgrading to sarge.

Therefore, probably the only reason why Gnome 2.2 packages must build
on m68k is to satisfy the testing scripts.

At the same time it looks like m68k currently breaks a lot of Gnome
related stuff. That's a PITA, given that the current 1.4/2.2 mixture
in testing is virtually unusable.



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