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

On 28 May 2005 at 23:53, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
| 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.

Ggobi replaces xgobi. Ggobi didn't make it into sarge, but then xgobi isn't
in it either (non-free being a step-child and not part of the family).

| 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.

Good point. May as well stay in woody. I'm indifferent about sarge, and it
should definitely go from sid.

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


Thanks, Dirk

| --Jeroen
| ----- 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
| Hi,
| 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.
| -- System Information:
| Debian Release: 3.1
|   APT prefers testing
|   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
| Architecture: i386 (i686)
| Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-1-k7-smp
| Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
| ----- End forwarded message -----
| -- 
| Jeroen van Wolffelaar
| Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)
| http://Jeroen.A-Eskwadraat.nl

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