[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#542564: xmlroff: uses libgnomeprint which is scheduled for removal

joss at debian.org joss at debian.org
Thu Aug 20 08:54:58 UTC 2009

Package: xmlroff
Version: 0.6.2-1
Severity: important
User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs libgnomeprint


xmlroff currently still uses libgnomeprint. However, libgnomeprint
and libgnomeprintui are going to be soon deprecated upstream. The
GtkPrint replacement (built in GTK+ itself) has been available for 3

I’d like to remove libgnomeprint packages before the squeeze
release. This can only be done by getting rid of as much as possible
of the reverse dependencies.

Note that some of these packages already include GtkPrint support,
but you have to select it at compile time. Otherwise, please consider
porting to the much more modern Cairo/GtkPrint API.

As for bindings, they don’t have any reverse dependencies except
for the Python ones, so they should simply be removed ASAP.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
`. `'   “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling

More information about the debian-xml-sgml-pkgs mailing list