[Freewx-maint] Migrating to GTK+3 packages
swt at techie.net
Tue Mar 27 23:39:53 UTC 2018
On Tue, 27 Mar 2018, Olly Betts wrote:
> We should think about how to start encouraging people to move across.
> So far I've switched nautic (orphaned) and sffview, survex, therion
> (which I maintain or co-maintain).
Cool. Any major problems so far?
> Scott: I see you've switch wxpython4.0. Are you planning to do
> wxpython3.0 too?
Yes, I'll do wxpython3.0 too. You might have to do the upload as I would
plan on bringing back the webview module. I don't know if bringing an old
binary package back counts as NEW, but it might?
> I guess we might get one or two switches from maintainers just noticing
> the new packages, but I think we ought to more formally announce this
> soon and start filing bugs against packages to encourage switching.
What is the best way to formally announce? Or are you assuming bug
filing would take care of that?
> There are two main sources for the packages to address - one is to get
> a transition tracker set up. The other is running "dak rm" on the
> ftp-master mirror machine to see what is broken by removing a package
> from unstable (which you need to be a DD to do). The two don't always
> quite agree thanks to oddball packages with strange dependencies.
'apt-cache rdepends' doesn't provide a correct list? What do you think is
best? I'm happy to help with filing bugs.
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