[arch-dev-public] Moving KDE3 and Gtk1 from [extra]

Bartłomiej Piotrowski b at bpiotrowski.pl
Fri Apr 4 12:50:41 EDT 2014

On Fri, 4 Apr 2014 17:09:47 +0200
Alexander Rødseth <rodseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> KDE3 and Gtk1 are pretty old by now. Upstream development has stopped
> and the few pages that still needs the "kdelibs3" or "gtk" package
> seems to be of less importance.
> The topic was discussed briefly on IRC and there were only positive
> comments about making this move.
> One of the many arguments for moving them is that when upstream
> development stops, we don't want to take on the responsibility of
> fixing security problems with kde3/gtk1.
> So, can we move kdelibs3 and gtk from [extra] to either [community]
> or AUR?
> Here are the packages that depends on kdelibs3 (maintained by Eric
> Bélanger), together with the name of the current maintainer(s):
> kleansweep, Sergej Pupykin
> kovpn, Sergej Pupykin
> ksniffer, Sergej Pupykin
> ktechlab, Sergej Pupykin
> pwmanager, Sergej Pupykin
> qalculate-kde, Eric Bélanger
> tork, Felix Yan
> Here are the packages that depends on gtk (maintained by Eric
> Bélanger):
> dfm, Sergej Pupykin
> gdk-pixbuf, Sergej Pupykin
> imlib, Eric Bélanger
> kiwi, Federico Cinelli
> lib32-gtk, Pierre Schmitz
> madman, Sergej Pupykin
> manedit, Giovanni Scafora
> xmms, Eric Bélanger
> libdv (optional+make), Jan de Groot
> twin (optional), Sergej Pupykin
> librcc (make), Sergej Pupykin
> The only two packages I think might be worth extra concern here is:
> * imlib: needed by dfm, fvwm (should be possible to compile without
> depending on imlib), kuickshow and tksystray.
> * libdv: used by a lot of packages. gtk is listed as both optional and
> a make dependency. I assume this means that it can be compiled without
> Gtk1.
> Which packages should be moved to [community] or AUR as a result of
> kdelibs3 and gtk being moved, is up for discussion.
> I think the timing is right for this and there seems to be consensus
> that moving them is a good idea.

Neither of these packages is crucial enough to justify shipping so old
libraries in the official repositories. There are good
alternatives to XMMS and other packages like qalculate can just
disable GTK1 support.


Bartłomiej Piotrowski
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