[Freewx-maint] Start building GTK+3 packages

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Mon Mar 5 22:50:28 UTC 2018

On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 10:24:14AM -0500, Scott Talbert wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2018, Olly Betts wrote:
> >Are you thinking to just provide wxpython built against the GTK3
> >variant?
> Yes, that's what I was thinking.  And maybe even migrate everyone to
> wxpython4.0 and we could retire 3.0, but that may be wishful thinking.  I do
> know some upstreams are working on this already though.

For GTK3 we just need to upload a new package version which is built to
use the GTK3 wxwidgets instead of the GTK2 one, and that will switch all
dependent packages.  There may be some issues due to bugs in wx GTK3
support to deal with as a result, but there's not any porting work as
such to do, unlike moving to wxpython4.0.

I suspect you'd struggle to get everyone onto wxpython4.0 by buster,
as there seem to be a lot of wxpython rdeps which aren't actively
maintained upstream (or in debian for that matter).  Some of these
probably deserve to be RMed, but some are probably actually useful
and without better maintained alternatives, which makes removal a
bit more contentious.

> >But I don't have a password for it, so it's not usefully "set up" yet.
> >I've not have a chance to read the salsa docs yet - perhaps I just need
> >to do a password reset.
> Yes, it sounds like you just need to do a password reset to get access to
> your account.

OK, that worked.

> Yes, I generally only do builds with sbuild myself, so I would be okay with
> just removing the cache if you think that's better.

Sure, feel free to cull the --cache-file machinery then.


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