Retire glib and gtk+ 1.2 from rawhide?

Ryan Rix ry at
Mon May 10 07:04:20 UTC 2010

On Sun 9 May 2010 11:31:21 pm Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> On 05/10/2010 01:23 AM, Léon Keijser wrote:
> > I still use an old nethack-like game that unfortunately depends on gtk
> > 1.2.  Since i'll never be able to get it into Fedora, i just install gtk
> > myself then i'm good to go again. I would regret it if my favorite
> > distro drops the package simply because it's not being maintaned
> > upstream.
> You should be pressuring the author of the game you use to use GTK 2.0.
> If your game is no longer maintained, then you should update it yourself.
> Fedora is based on a principle of being First with software. GTK 1.0
> does not fit into this category any more and hasn't for several Fedora
> releases.

That doesn't mean we should throw it to the wayside. If it works, it works. As 
long as someone is there to maintain it, let them maintain it. If the 
maintainer is willing to keep it going, who cares whether it's in the distro? 
In fact, why is this discussion occuring without the gtk+ maintainer involved? 
You'd think he'd have a say in it before the crowd wantonly decided to drop 
his packages.


Ryan Rix
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