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Re: [HEADS UP] gdk-pixbuf removal discussion

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:20:50AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I don't follow how the gtk2 churn affects graphics/gdk-pixbuf, which
> seems to be only a gtk1 thing and as far as I know stable.  If there
> isn't a good reason to link these issues, I would suggest not doing so.

They are not necessarily linked.
In my eyes, GTK1 is obsolete software and thus is gdk-pixbuf, so I
just took the availability of gdk-pixbuf-2.22.0 as a stimulation to
start the discussion about removing gdk-pixbuf-0.22.0.

Of course, it's not necessarily linked.

> > devel/guile-gtk
> > devel/guile16-gtk
> These two are fairly stable APIs to gtk from guile.

Well, they are for GTK1 (see my opinion above)... but since you say
below that they are still actively used, we'll just keep them (pkgsrc
only has www/galway and cad/gwave using them).

> guile16 is becoming
> less important, but there are reasons (e.g., guile-pgsql) to use it.

I have no quarrel with guile16 :)

> > geography/gpsdrive
> package is old, now based on gtk2+.  I queued myself a TODO to update
> it.  Please don't delete, even if gdk-pixbuf goes (but mark broken).


> > graphics/gqview-gtk1
> I am a gqview (well, geeqie) user and I doubt that gqview-gtk1 has any
> users.  So this package is probably a candidate for removal on its own
> merits.

Ok, noted.

Thanks for your input!

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