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

Evgeni Golov evgeni at debian.org
Sun Sep 21 06:33:00 UTC 2014

Hi Andrew,

sorry for the late reply, but I guess this answers the questions w/o
answering them :/

On 08/28/2014 11:17 PM, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:

> 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.

Same applies for me. I do not use the packages myself anymore and must
admit quite lost the interest in merging them from Ubuntu.

> 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?

Please go ahead, but mind you, there might be some r-deps that need to
lose the dep before. Fell free to poke me on IRC if you need any help.


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