[arch-dev-public] Removing glib 1, gtk 1 and qt3
snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Thu May 23 03:16:22 EDT 2013
On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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
> > 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...
A dozen. Then you have kdelibs3 and pyqt3 which are also dependencies of
other packages. So we're probably talking about 20 qt3 packages.
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