[aur-general] GDeskCal

Martti Kühne mysatyre at gmail.com
Tue May 24 08:00:43 EDT 2011

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:39 PM, pauline martin <321eniluap at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this project has been discontinued or not, but it is flagged
> as out of date and I have spent a good amount of time trying to find
> somewhere to download the most recent release.  I was not able to find a
> link anwhere to download the source from the website:
> http://customize.org/gDeskCal .  If I could be pointed in the right
> direction for the source code of this project if it is still alive that
> would be wonderful.  It looks like a wonderful application and at least two
> other packages in the AUR depend upon it so I would love to get it updated
> or if it is a dead project to get it removed from the AUR.  The package is
> in the AUR as gdeskcal and the two packages that I found that depend on it
> are: gdeskcal-skins and gdeskcal-skin-simple.  Of the three only one is
> being currently maintained.  I would be willing to maintain the other two if
> they are not a dead project.  That one maintained project is using sources
> from a different site than the main project is hosted on.  The maintainer is
> Syntheed.  If I am reading the source right his sources are from freebsd, so
> it is not of any help locating the original program if it is still in
> development.
> Sincerely,
> Pauline123


There is a source package from fedora [1], also I was able to find the
author's blog [2]. However there seems to be no more reference from
the author to the project in question, so I'm positive the project is
dead. Now with the upcoming deprecation of python2, I'm not sure if it
makes any sense to keep the project either way. Also I have not come
accross a replacement for it, either, and I'm not really sure what
functionality is expected, except for it being a purely visual toy.
However I have upgraded the package to fit current packaging standards
and to use the fedora source for now.


[1] http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/3/srodzaj/2/search/gdeskcal-1.01-2.fc10.src.rpm
[2] http://pycage.blogspot.com/

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