[arch-general] Fwd: [aur-general] Dropping tango-icon-theme{, -extras}

Ionut Biru ibiru at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 22 04:43:17 EST 2011

On 11/22/2011 11:23 AM, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Forwarding this to arch-general to get some developers' attention on
> this (I failed at entering the mail address the first time).
> ----- Forwarded message from Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> -----
> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:17:47 +0100
> From: Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de>
> To: arch-general at archlinux, aur-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: [aur-general] Dropping tango-icon-theme{,-extras}
> User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
> Hi!
> All sources hosted at tango.freedesktop.org became inaccessible [1] a
> couple of days ago, probably due to some software upgrade on
> freedesktop.org.
> I contacted upstream yesterday and was told that tango-icon-theme,
> tango-icon-theme-extras and icon-naming-utils are dead and that we
> shouldn't rely on upstream sources being available (they even mentioned
> they probably won't care about the 404). It has been suggested to use
> gnome-icon-theme and gnome-icon-theme-extras instead.
> Given that xfce4-settings seems to be the only package depending on
> tango-icon-theme, I'd suggest to:
> * Remove the "tango-icon-theme" dependency from xfce4-settings (this
>   shouldn't break anything, does it?)

is broken from the time we remove the icon theme. Xfce is going to miss
all those icons until somebody installs a new icon theme. We have to
replace with something.

did somebody talked with xfce about this or at least with xfce maintainers?

> * Move both tango-icon-theme and tango-icon-theme-extras to
>   [unsupported].
> * Think about what to do with icon-naming-utils. We seem to need those
>   for gnome-icon-theme and gnome-icon-theme-symbolic, so putting the
>   source tarball on our source mirror might be the best thing to do
>   (unless there's a proper alternative, of course).

gentoo distfiles are useful for something. I'll take care of

> Objections and other suggestions welcome.
> Cheers,
> Lukas
> [1] http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Library#Download
> ----- End forwarded message -----


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