[RFC] GNOME 1.4 removal

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Fri Aug 21 06:26:00 GMT 2009

The GNOME 1.4 libraries (namely libxml-1, ORBit-0.5, gdk-pixbuf-0.22, 
gnome-libs-1.4) are now quite outdated and are being removed from both 
the Debian and Gentoo distros.  (I see Fedora still ships these, though. 
  Is there any way to compute reverse-deps from their package database?) 
  The last thing that I had relying on these has been obsoleted, and I'm 
not aware of anything else still relying on them, so I'm ready to drop 
this cruft at last.

Note that glib-1.2 and gtk+-1.2 aren't going anywhere yet, as there are 
still a few things out there relying on it, including singular-surf in 
our distro.  (Hopefully this still won't be necessary by the time gtk+-3 
comes out next year.)

So if there are no objections, I plan to remove the GNOME 1.4 libraries 
from release-2/ in a few weeks.


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