[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#523715: Building wise2 with GLib2…

Charles Plessy plessy at debian.org
Sun Apr 12 05:41:21 UTC 2009

Dear Ewan,

The Debian project is distributing Wise2 as a binary package since July 2006.
However, Wise2 is built on GLib1.2, which is scheduled for removal in Debian.
Unless Wise2 is ported to GLib2, it will not be possible to distribute it
anymore in the long term.

Debian has a release cycle of 18 to 24 monthes and released recently, so there
is probably more than one year for you or other volunteers to do the porting if
you think it is necessary. In the case Wise2 is not ported, it will sill be
part of our current stable distribution (“Lenny”) until the end of its life
cycle, which is a few monthes after the next stable release (probably in 2011). 

In case the porting of Wise2 to GLib2 will not be done, do not hesitate to let
us know which programs you think are good replacements, so that we can package
them if they are not yet available in Debian. For instance, Debian also ships
Exonerate (that we already build on GLib2).

You can find the list of the bioinformatics packages already available on the
following URL:

(the ones in green background)

Best regards,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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