• ITA bugs for old GNOME stuff

    From Jeremy Bicha@21:1/5 to All on Sat Apr 28 21:40:01 2018
    So I guess it's time that we should give an answer to Adrian Bunk
    about his ITA bugs for gconf, libgnomecanvas, pygtk, and libart-lgpl.

    The gconf ITA doesn't seem needed to me. The only things left in
    Testing depending on gconf are eclipse (huge pain to deal with) and
    pulseaudio (migration in progress). I think stuff in Unstable really
    needs to be ported away from gconf. Because of that big list, I guess
    gconf will be in unstable for a while.

    The pygtk ITA also doesn't seem needed. According to https://bugs.debian.org/895248 he acknowledges that pygtk should be
    removed in bullseye. Based on the packages in Testing still depending
    on pygtk, it looks like removing pygtk from Buster isn't reasonable.
    So pygtk still needs to be maintained for Buster and we should
    probably be the ones to do it still.

    Part of my intent with the pygtk RC bugs was to start the long process
    of pushing gtk2 out of Debian. And I hoped that Python packages would
    be relatively easy to port to gtk3 and GObject Introspection. And I'm
    ok with old unmaintained apps getting pushed out of Debian.

    That leaves libgnomecanvas and libart-lgpl. libgnomecanvas is gtk2 so
    we really need to eventually be encouraging developers to stop using
    it and it will need to get pushed out of Debian eventually. Maybe that
    should happen for Bullseye too and maybe we should keep maintainership
    until then.

    Once libgnomecanvas is removed, there's only like 2 packages using
    libart-lgpl: dia and python-renderpm. So I guess I don't see a strong
    need for him to take over maintainership there either.



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