and legacy software Re: pyorbit

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Wed Jul 29 14:05:02 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-07-29 at 12:47 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:27:45 +0100, Sérgio Basto wrote:
> > As I have thought for some time,  I think we should have a team to 
> > keep
> > packages and make migrations like gtk2 to gkt3, libgnome2, pyorbit,
> > gnome-python2, pyhton2 to python3 , qt3 etc etc
> Wishful thinking. Porting from gtk2 to gtk3 is non-trivial or not 
> even
> feasible in all cases (without dropping some 
> features/implementations).
> Some developers are unhappy with gtk3. Others switch to Qt.

There is little reason to switch from gtk2 to gtk3 if you are happy
with gtk2 and don't want any newfangled stuff. gtk2 will be maintained
for the forseeable future.

Its a different story for the other GNOME2 era libraries mentioned
here: libgnome, orbit, gnome-python2 - porting away from those is long
-overdue if you haven't yet.

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