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Bug#560744: O: xview -- XView UI toolkit library and client programs

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:35:09PM +0100, Martin Buck wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
> I'm orphaning the XView package, containing the XView UI toolkit libraries
> plus a few applications using them (most notably olwm/olvwm). I haven't
> used it for a long time and I guess it's finally time to let it die in
> peace. However, for some strange reason, some parts of XView (e.g. olwm and
> olvwm) are still quite popular and the XView libraries still seem to be
> used for a few scientific applications.
> If you're brave enough to adopt that package, please take into account that
> there is no upstream (there hasn't been one for years), so all bugfixes
> will be your responsibility. Please also take into account that most of the
> code was written in the early 90's and as such is quite ugly by today's
> standards (e.g. not at all 64 bit clean and nearly impossible to fix).
> Reverse dependencies from other source packages are:
>   treetool
>   arb
>   xvmount
>   xjove
>   workman
>   imaze-xview
>   circlepack

I'll file bugs for the remaining packages using xview, so that xview can
be removed for Wheezy.


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