[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#790158: Bug#790158: Upstream comment

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Mon Oct 16 08:20:16 UTC 2017

Quoting James Cameron (2017-10-16 07:03:24)
> Upstream could bring python-rsvg source into the code base; would that 
> be okay?


The team in Debian familiar with librsvg decides that its end of life is 
reached.  I will not be comfortable with sidestepping that decision by 
essentially taking over maintenance with Sugarlabs as new upstream!

> Porting from python-rsvg to gir1.2-rsvg-2.0 would also require porting 
> to GTK+ 2 GObject introspection.  This would break compatibility with 
> downloaded Sugar activities.

GTK+ 2.x is on its way out.  And _that_ is really what breaks activities 
depending on GTK+ 2.x.

Activities using GTK+ 2.x is expected to stop working with Debian 
relatively soon.

I don't see any other (realistic) option than porting to modern stuff 
like GTK+ 3.x and gir.

 - Jonas

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