[arch-dev-public] Proposal to remove PyGTK

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Mar 13 10:33:24 UTC 2020

Balló György via arch-dev-public schreef op 2020-03-13 10:56:
> 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.
>  ...
> Any objections?

We can't keep supporting unmaintained software for ages. Pygtk is one of 
those projects that keeps python2 in our repos, so I think it's best to 
update/patch projects to a version that uses PyGobject and remove 
features or drop the remaining packages that still depend on pygtk.

Go for it!

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