[Freewx-maint] Bug#644571: uses libgnomeprint which is scheduled for removal

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Mon Oct 10 14:44:59 UTC 2011

Am 10.10.2011 12:53, schrieb Olly Betts:
> On Fri, Oct 07, 2011 at 10:03:29PM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> Attached is a patch which disables the gnomeprint support in wxwidgets.
>> This will make wxwidgets use its internal postscript printing code [1].
> Did you forget to actually attach the patch?

Indeed. Attached now

> I understand the desire to remove a library deprecated upstream, but unless
> it's evolved a lot since I last looked, the internal printing code isn't nearly
> as nice.

It is still functional though, right?
What exactly would be the problems switching back to the internal printing code
and which applications would be seriously affected by this?

Has it changed between 2.6 and 2.8?

> Do you have an approximate timeline for the removal of libgnomeprint?

The plan was to remove it for squeeze already and we definitely want to resp.
are going to remove it for wheezy. That leaves around 6-7 months of development
time until the prospective freeze starts. So we should definitely start any
efforts as early as possible.

>> Long term, wxwidgets should be updated to 2.9.x which provides printing
>> support using GtkPrint.
> Note that 2.9.x is a development series, so probably unsuitable for packaging
> (until it's declared stable of course).

Do you know when such a stable release is planned?
What are the plans regarding getting packages updated to 2.8 and removing 2.6?

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?
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