[Freewx-maint] Bug#748169: transition: wxwidgets3.0

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Thu May 15 01:07:11 UTC 2014

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: normal
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
Usertags: transition

It would be good if we could eliminate wxwidgets2.8 from the archive for
jessie - the last upstream release (2.8.12) was over 3 years ago, and
there's very little upstream interest in bugs in it now.

We've had co-installable packages of wxwidgets3.0 for 6 months and they
seem to work well.  I've been working on doing test builds and filing
bugs with any patches required, tracking progress on the wiki:


But manually tracking packages is somewhat error prone, and in
particular misses people adding new dependencies on wx2.8, so I'd like
to make use of the transition tracker to automatically track which
packages still need attention.

This transition probably doesn't need allocating a "slot" to happen at
this point, since packages can mostly be updated to use wxwidgets3.0
independently of one another.

There's a (possibly incomplete) list of affected packages on the wiki
page above.  Also, everything using wxpython will need an update before
we can actually remove wxwidgets2.8, but I've been focusing on the C++
packages so far, and haven't yet uploaded packages of wxpython3 (my
current plan is to do that after the next upstream point release).

Ben file:

title = "wxwidgets3.0";
is_affected = .build-depends ~ /libwx(base|gtk(-media)?)3\.0-dev|wx3\.0-(headers|i18n)/ | .build-depends ~ /libwx(base|gtk(-media)?)2\.8-dev|wx2\.8-(headers|i18n)/;
is_good = .build-depends ~ /libwx(base|gtk(-media)?)3\.0-dev|wx3\.0-(headers|i18n)/;
is_bad = .build-depends ~ /libwx(base|gtk(-media)?)2\.8-dev|wx2\.8-(headers|i18n)/;

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