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Re: Bug#886835: Should sitplus package be droped from Debian (Was: Bug#886835: sitplus fails to start because GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same process is not supported)

On Wed, Aug 01, 2018 at 04:26:18PM +1200, Olly Betts wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 04:47:48PM +0100, Luis Rivas wrote:
> > On 10 January 2018 at 13:46, Andreas Tille <andreas@fam-tille.de> wrote:
> > > just a note for sitplus:  This package definitely needs more love.
> > > Upstream has released a new version a long time ago but it has split a
> > > separate library which needs to be packaged separately.
> > >
> > > I'm personally lacking the time resources to care for this package.
> > >
> > > Any volunteer or is it possibly better to drop the package at all
> > > if it is not running?
> > 
> > I'm afraid I don't have the time for taking care of this package. So,
> > unless someone else volunteers, probably it's for the better to drop
> > the package for now.
> I suspect this particular issue would be fixed by updating the wxWidgets
> build-dependency from libwxgtk3.0-dev to libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-dev (the
> former uses GTK+ 2.x, the latter GTK+ 3.x), though if nobody's able to
> look after the package properly, perhaps it's better to drop it.

It's more than a year later - has anyone shown interest in updating

If not, I propose to reassign this bug as an RM with ftpmaster.  The
package can be updated and reintroduced should somebody step forward
to do the work (and a new library package means it would need a trip
through NEW either way).

I realise letting go of a package is often not easy, but having a broken
package in unstable doesn't benefit anyone, wastes the time of unstable
users who try to install it only to discover it doesn't even run, and
incurs a cost to people managing transitions - e.g. #915592, #922597,


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