[Freewx-maint] Bug#586129: please consider packaging

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue Oct 11 00:58:48 UTC 2011

retitle 586129 wxWidgets + wxPython released
unblock 627263 by 586129
unblock 637771 by 586129
block 627263 by 613431

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 08:35:45AM -0500, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> retitle 586129 wxWidgets + wxPython and released
> thanks

If you want packages of 2.9.x, that should be a separate bug.  It's
unhelpful to hijack an existing bug about updating the 2.8.x packages to
a new minor version.  The two issues are really very different (even if
it might just seem like a single character change!)  There's an RFP bug
for 2.9 packages (#613431) so adjusting the blocks for that.

> 2.9 is necessary for one of WNPP (Stimfit)

Unfortunately 2.9 is a development release series and has no guarantees
of API stability, which means it's not terribly suitable for packaging.
Every point release (e.g. 2.9.2 to 2.9.3) would be like trying to
move the archive from 2.6 to 2.8, which is just unfeasible given the
number of reverse dependencies of wx.

So this will probably need to wait until it matures and becomes 3.0.x.
Latest word I've seen is "3.0 will probably happen in the beginning of
the next year rather than in this one" at:


However the "huge amounts of the new code that will hopefully be in
2.9.3" makes me wonder if the start of 2012 is a realistic target.

Sorry to not have better news on the 2.9.x front, but hopefully I'll
get the packages updated to 2.8.12 fairly soon.


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