[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Time to remove indicator packages?

Andrew Starr-Bochicchio asb at debian.org
Thu Aug 28 21:17:24 UTC 2014


I'm wondering if it isn't time to throw in the towel on pkg-ayatana? I
just made an upload of libdbusmenu that closed an RC bug (#707409).
The patch fixing it was sitting in the BTS for sometime. This was the
first upload of a pkg-ayatana package in quite some time. A number of
them have already been removed from testing, and they nearly all have
new upstream releases that haven't been imported to Debian. I
personally haven't used any of these packages on a Debian system in a
number of  years.

With the exception of maybe notify-osd, I think it is time to remove
these from Debian altogether. If I don't receive any push back on
this, I plan to file removal bugs for them sometime in the near
future. Two weeks?


CCing everyone in the Uploader fields of these packages as I suspect
no one follows this list anymore.


-- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

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