[arch-dev-public] Removing glib 1, gtk 1 and qt3

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu May 23 00:41:05 EDT 2013

On 23/05/13 00:20, Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:12 AM, Jan Alexander Steffens <
> jan.steffens at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings everypony,
>> Can we throw out glib 1, gtk 1 and qt3? These are seriously legacy
>> libraries.
>> Check "pactree -rs glib" and "pactree -rs qt3" for dependent packages.
>> Cheers,
>> Jan
> Well gtk is a depends for imlib wich is required by fvwm, the WM I use.
> Unless imlib can work without gtk, I give a big -1 to removing glib/gtk
> from the repo.
> Beside the fact that they are old, is there any reason to remove them from
> the repo? I maintain these threee packages and they are working well (no
> bug assigned).  I don't see why they should be removed especially since
> many apps still depends on them.

Do many apps really still depend on qt3?   I though even Debian managed
to go qt3 free in the latest release...


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