[Pkg-ayatana-devel] Bug#912959: python-ayatana-appindicator: depends on deprecated python-gobject-2

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Mon Nov 5 11:11:10 GMT 2018

On Mon, 05 Nov 2018 at 10:44:50 +0000, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> On  Mo 05 Nov 2018 10:17:13 CET, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > This package depends on python-gobject-2, which is the old "static"
> > Python binding for GLib and GObject.
> Thanks for reporting this bug, I will consider if not removing the
> python-ayatana-appindicator package entirely from libayatana-appindicator
> makes more sense rather than patching things.

That probably does make more sense - if the API of
python-ayatana-appindicator is "this is a static PyGTK-style binding for
ayatana-appindicator" then changing dependent applications to use
gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator[3]-0.1 via python[3]-gi would be better.
(Of course, using GTK+ 3 and Python 3 is a better long-term position than
GTK+ 2 and Python 2, but going via GTK+ 2 and/or Python 2 might be easier.)

> This, of course, depends on the current state of dependent applications.

Please mark any bugs you file about this topic as blockers of this one.
There don't seem to be any dependent applications in Debian, but perhaps
there are in Ubuntu.


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