Bug#886248: libwnckmm: Consider removing from Debian

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at debian.org
Wed Jan 3 13:20:05 UTC 2018

Source: libwnckmm
Version: 0.1.1-3
User: pkg-gnome-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: oldlibs gtk2
Tags: sid buster

Please consider removing the libwnckmm package from Debian. It has no
reverse depends. It is a gtk2 library.

While the underlying gtk3 version of libwnck is being actively
developed, the gtk2 version has not had a release since GNOME 3 was
released in 2011.

The last 2 GTK2 desktops in Debian are Xfce and LXDE. Xfce is porting
to gtk3 (xfce4-panel in experimental is gtk3) and I expect that to
happen before Buster's release. LXDE is unmaintained upstream; LXQt is
supposed to be its replacement, written in Qt instead of GTK.

If you agree with removal, we can reassign and retitle this bug to be
a removal bug.

Jeremy Bicha

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