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Re: gnome 1.x removal

On Tuesday 15 January 2008, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:10:26AM +0000, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > Don't start filing remove requests until other maintainers have a
> > chance.  Take the step of contacting those who maintain packages that
> > depend on the libraries you want to remove, post RFAs instead of remove
> > requests, and only post remove requests after people have had a goodly
> > chance to take over maintenance themselves.
>   Please, gnome 1.x is discontinued for years now, and the number of
> packages that depends upon gnome-libs is fairly limited now, it's a
> bearable task. FWIW the current list of package is:

"As long as there's interest the software will stay alive" is one of the 
main tenets of Free Software. Consequently, IMHO, as long as there's people 
willing to maintain it, it shouldn't be removed regardless of how old it 

=> If the current maintainer is no longer interested others should get the 
change to step forward and take over, and only if noone steps up it should 
be removed
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)

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