[Aptitude-devel] Removing GTK+, Qt from the tree [was Re: Bug#537858: aptitude: comments on i18n]

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 10:56:33 UTC 2014

2014-02-09 Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com>:
> On 8 February 2014 23:29, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
> <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> - I marked as not translatable the ones in GTK GUI and fixed the one
>> which was not using ngettext, but GTK is disabled since long ago and
>> never was in good shape.  Same for Qt GUI.
>> Is there a common/easy way to disable source code directories for
>> gettext when generating the .pot files, so at least new translators
>> don't waste time to translate things that will possibly not be enabled
>> again?
> It is clear by now no one is going to update these interfaces.  I
> think the time has come to finally remove them from the tree.

Now that they've been several years inactive, I would prefer to wait
until after the next freeze or so.

I think that this would be the last release with Qt4 and GTK2, at that
point the early prototypes would require first adapting to the new
major versions of frameworks before continuing, which I think that
it's not a small undertaking.

LXDE project is moving from GTK2 to Qt instead to GTK3 because since
they have to make huge changes for GTK2->3 anyway, they prefer to move
to Qt.

So if nobody comes around in the next few months, it will be even more
clear that continuing with the early prototypes might not even have
any advantage from starting afresh, and the code will be present in
repositories to take as an example anyway.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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