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[edd@debian.org: Bug#311108: ftp.debian.org: Please remove xgobi and xgobi-doc from all distributions]

If you want it to be maintained for another full release cycle, and
think it's worth it, sure -- but it's a bit unclear to me what you mean.
Either it's removed from unstable only, and after the release, or it's
removed from sarge too. It'll stay in woody unless there's some legal
reason not to.

Especially as the replacement 'ggobi' is in sarge, I'd suggest to drop
xgobi{,-doc} from sarge. Agreed?


----- Forwarded message from Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org> -----

Subject: Bug#311108: ftp.debian.org: Please remove xgobi and xgobi-doc from all distributions
Reply-To: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>, 311108@bugs.debian.org
Resent-From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 11:19:59 -0500
Message-Id: <E1Dc42Z-0000bu-86@basebud.nulle.part>

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal


xgobi can be removed from all distributions:

a) it is still non-free (bad AT&T license)

b) development stopped years in favour of the newer ggobi replacement [1]

c) ggobi's licensing was changed from AT&T's own license to the Common
   Public License which DFSG-compatible, and ggobi is now in main, as is
   its main dependent Rggobi (aka r-omegahat-ggobi)
Given that replacement software is maintained upstream and in main, we do
not need the non-free legacy package anymore. I had still maintained it for
a transition to ggobi, but the time has come to purge xgobi, and the
matching xgobi-doc package.  This is obviously not release-critical so do it
now or after sarge is out.

Thanks, and best regards, Dirk

[1] xgobi dates back before Gtk et al and uses the X11 libraries/widgets
    only, Ggobi is a rewrite/extension using Gtk.

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----- End forwarded message -----

Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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