[arch-dev-public] Third list of removal candidates
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Wed Nov 28 01:52:26 EST 2007
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Tobias Kieslich wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Eric Belanger wrote:
>> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>>>> mod_python used on Archlinux.org for django?
>>> Hmm, is mod_python no longer used with python webapps? Or is it more
>>> common (read: bleeding edge) to run them standalone ala rails?
>> Paul has adopted it so it's no longer in the list.
>>>> wxpython Description: A wxWidgets GUI toolkit for Python.
>>> Are you *sure* this isn't a dep anywhere? I thought wxpython was used
>>> in quite a lot of places
>> wxpython is only being used by a couple of community packages. Maybe you
>> are confusing it with wxgtk?
> This situation is tricky. I (kindof) maintain wxwidgets(as wxgtk is
> officiall called) and wxpython is usually a bit ahead and ships it's own
> version of wxwidgets(mostly snapshots), which installs in the same place
> a a normal wxwidgets. So the wxpython people usually wanna have their
> best and latest wxwidgets installed but that conflicts with the normal
> To make matters worse, there is a *&%^load of programs out there that
> usually don't build with the latest wxwidgets which means we have to
> either patch them or have to wait with the wxwidgets update.
> If wxpython goes to community I can see people bitching (wx in extra
> must be updated right now, etc) or alternatively wxpython "providing"
> wxwidgets which will actually break a bunch of apps from extra.
> Don't get me wrong, I'd love to get rid of wxpython in extra, but
> reality is, if wxwidgets and wxpython AND a good bunch of the wx(gtk)
> based apps are not mnaintained by the same maintainer there will be
> trouble ahead.
> Solutions welcome.
If that's the case, to minimize headaches, wxpython should remain in extra
with wxgtk and both should be maintained by the same maintainer. If no one is interested in
them, I guess I could adopt both as it a depends for gnuplot which I use
quite a lot.
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