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Re: Retirement of Ruby 1.8.7

Takahiro Kambe <> writes:

> In message <>
> 	on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:10:59 +0100,
> 	Joerg Sonnenberger <> wrote:
>>> >> 	audio/amarok-kde3
> ...
>> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:26:59AM +0900, Takahiro Kambe wrote:
>>>     * Ruby 1.8
>>>       (programming language, used for scoring, lyrics, streams)
>> So a few plugins that can be disabled. That's not that essential.
> I wish someone to do it.  If not, I have no choice but remove it.

As the usual objector, can you explain the situation more?

 - Is the presence of ruby 1.8 causing actual problems?
 - Is it no longer getting security patches?
 - How long has it been since it's been unreasonable for a package not
   to work with newer ruby than 1.8?
 - It seems amarok-kde3 is an old version of amarok.  Do you think there
   are any users?  Is it reasonable to be using it (is it still getting
   security patches)?
 - Would amarok-kde3 be a candidate for deletion in its own right?

Really my point is "I want to remove X, so therefore Y should go" is
uncomfortable logic.  Instead I think we should say "X is crufty and
probably should go.  Y dpeends on it.  So what is the situation for Y --
upstream maintenance, users, etc -- and evaluate Y in its own right.."

My quick glancing at things leads me to believe that amarok-kde3 is so
old as to be unreasonable to use.  The newer amarok 2.8 is already 1.5
years old upstream, and there's no evidence of continues maintenance of
1.4.10 - the last release was 2008-08-13, which is 6.5 years ago.

All that said, I don't use kde, and I know there's been some 3/4

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