[aur-general] community cleanup: removal of nextaw

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 17:04:03 EDT 2010

On 12 June 2010 23:40, Stefan Husmann <stefan-husmann at t-online.de> wrote:
> Am 12.06.2010 19:06, schrieb Sergej Pupykin:
>>> On 06/12/2010 07:54 PM, Stefan Husmann wrote:
>>>> this is a proposal to remove nextaw from community. It is not needed by
>>>> any community package. It once was a dependency of siag-office, which
>>>> has been moved to unsupported long ago and is still unmaintained there.
>> I am not against removing, but as I understand
>> http://siag.nu/neXtaw/usage.shtml nextaw is drop in replacement of
>> libXaw. So all packages which depend on libxaw can be used with nextaw.
> According to pkgstats not many people do so (0.13 %).
> Cite: "Just replace libXaw.* or libXaw3d.* with libneXtaw.so.?.? and make
> all symlinks
> that were pointing to libXaw point to libneXtaw "
> That means to me, the user has to manually set symlinks, an if he is able to
> understand this and to do so, he should also be able to compile from a

Taking the replacement into consideration, judging from pkgstats, I
vote for removal.


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