Bug#118138: seaview; Please build-depend on libforms-dev
Your package uses the older version 0.88 of XForms. I asked the
XForms mailing list if we should consider 0.89 as the stable
version and got this answer from Steve Lamont:
: That's a good question and one that I can't answer definitively. 0.88
: should be considered obsolete and deprecated. It contains numerous bugs.
Combine this with these facts:
- The binary builds of 0.88 are very old. The m68k and sparc
builds are even glibc2.0-based.
- No new arch (e.g. ia64) will get a 0.88 build.
As the Debian maintainer of the XForms, I'm asking you to build
against version 0.89 (e.g. build-depend on libforms-dev) unless you
have a very compelling reason. At some point, possibly before
the release of woody, I will ask the archive maintainer to
_remove_ the libforms0.88 packages.