[arch-dev-public] Proposal to remove PyGTK

Balló György ballogyor at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 09:56:32 UTC 2020

Hi all,

I would propose to remove PyGTK from the official repositories. PyGTK
was used to create GTK2 applications in python2. It's deprecated and
unmaintained since 2011 in favor of PyGObject, and does not receive any
fixes since then. 

The following packages are in progress to be ported from PyGTK to
PyGObject, but not released yet:

- diffuse: a fork with python3 support is in progress: 

- gimp: GTK3/python3 port is very slow, python extensions support can
be disabled with the --disable-python switch

- ibus-sunpinyin: python3 port was merged

- mcomix: a fork with python3 support is available: 

- nmap: python3 port of ndiff is available, zenmap is not ported yet
(can be disabled with --without-ndiff --without-zenmap switches): 

- nicotine+: python3 port is in progress: 

The following packages were not ported yet and have inactive upstream:

- gutenpy: last released in 2006

- ibus-googlepinyin: last released in 2012

- pyneighborhood: last released in 2011

- wifi-radar: last released in 2015

Any objections?

György Balló
Trusted User
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