[pkg-fso-maint] Bug#873766: RM: FSO stack -- ROM; FTBFS; RC-buggy; bandoned upstream
sre at debian.org
Wed Aug 30 21:01:35 UTC 2017
This is a removal request for the FSO stack, which
is no longer maintained upstream. I kept it compiling
with newer vala releases for quite some time, but no
longer see any purpose in it (the stack recently broke
again with new Vala 0.36 upload #871058, #871119). It
mainly supports the old Openmoko Freerunner and requires
quite some configuration effort to be useful. Also the UI
parts have been broken for a few years without anyone caring
enough to fix it (#853504, #773586). There is an alternative
modem middle layer available in Debian, that is still
actively being developed: ofono. Getting that working
with telepathy-ring and some telepathy UI should be much
simpler and more future-proof than trying to maintain
the FSO + SHR stack.
Thus I request to remove the following packages from sid.
All of them are maintained by the "Debian FSO team", which
is effectively me nowadays.
That leaves the following packages from the core FSO
stack, since the audio daemon is still useful for providing
audio support on Nokia N900 in combination with ofono.
I executed the following on mirror.ftp-master.debian.org and no dependency
problems have been found:
dak rm -Rn fso-datad fso-deviced fso-frameworkd fso-gsmd fso-usaged \
libphone-ui libphone-ui-shr libphone-utils libshr-glib openbmap-logger \
phonefsod phoneui-apps phoneuid python-phoneutils shr-specs fso-gpsd \
fso-common fso-gsm0710muxd yue-sounds-fso
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