[aur-general] input-wacom

Florian Pritz bluewind at xinu.at
Thu Dec 29 12:23:02 EST 2011

On 27.12.2011 18:35, Edoardo Maria Elidoro wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote to the ex-mainteiner of input-wacom (
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=45001) asking if it's safe to
> remove this out-of-date and orphan package.
> Here's his answer:
> For current 3.x kernel, it is useless, that's
>> true - but I left it in case someone wants to port it into lts -
>> because lts kernel lags behind and there input-wacom can still be
>> useful (probably it requires very little change, but I don't have lts
>> kernel on my machine to test). So primarily I left it for users of lts
>> or other custom kernel to pick, but as no one was interested for all
>> that time, I think it should be pretty safe to remove. After all it's
>> not that hard to package this, so if someone needs it he can build it
>> from scratch.
> So, shall we remove this package?

I'm for keeping it until lts moves away from 2.x. Then we can remove it.

> How should we deal with out-of-date packages that maybe someone still use?
> (Question extended to kde3, xfce4.x - with x lesser then 8 and gnome2
> related packages)

If people use it and it still builds/works I don't see a problem in
keeping them. PKGBUILDs don't use much space and if you build it
yourself you should know that it's old and probably buggy.

Florian Pritz

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