[arch-dev-public] What to do with the gtkam package?
k3nsai at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 14:37:16 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 20:25 +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 14:13 -0400, Eduardo Romero wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 16:24 -0400, Eric Belanger wrote:
> > > On Mon, 14 Jul 2008, Eduardo Romero wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > 1) We move libexif-gtk to extra.
> > > > 2) We move gtkam to AUR.
> > > > 3) We move gtkam and libexif-gtk to community.
> > [...]
> > >
> > > If you (or another dev) wants to maintain gtkam, then do option 1.
> > > Otherwise, it's option 2.
> > >
> > Well, I might be able to take on gtkam and libexif-gtk, just to make
> > some users happy. But, the problem now lies in this bug report,
> > http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10074 someone wants gtkam withouth gnome
> > dependencies, but gnome users would want gtkam with gnome dependencies.
> > Here is what I have found, if I compile gtkam with libbonoboui and
> > libgnomeui installed they are picked as dependencies, and if I remove
> > them afterwards gtkam does not start at all, so they are not and cannot
> > be makedepends only.
> > Are we all OK with making gtkam use GNOME dependencies? Or do you have
> > other suggestions?
> As stated in my comment in the bugreport, the gnome dependencies don't
> bring real extra features. libbonobo is something like dbus, but much
> more complicated and with much more overhead. libgnome is used to launch
> the gnome help browser, which I don't see as a basic requirement for a
> package (I guess it uses some fallback to launch a help
> browser/documentation when not depending on libgnome).
> Just remove the depends, probably nobody will notice and if they do, we
> can always add it back if someone can convince us there's extra value in
> depending on libbonobo and libgnome.
OK, will do, thanks for the suggestions.
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