RFC: removal of gtk+ and gnome-1.x from moonbase

John Copeland copeland1936 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 4 17:38:05 CET 2007

On Sunday 04 March 2007, Kok, Auke wrote:
> All,
> I'm suggesting the deletion of all gtk+ 1.2.x -based and gnome-1.x based
> modules from moonbase. This currently comprises about 155 packages.
> The motivation is simple: gnome-1.4 is obsolete and unmaintained. gtk-1.2
> and all applications using it are obsolete as well. We - the lunar team -
> should not take on maintaining such a burden or load. These modules take up
> a significant amount of moonbase at no use at all.
> I encourage everyone to take a close look at the attached lists (they
> overlap for large parts of course) and engage discussion on this issue.
> Also, this is _not_ the time to whine about xmms being the best audio
> player. Those who disagree with me please hold your comments, this
> discussion is about keeping our small project livable.
> what *is* the discussion then? Here's some answers we should see:
> 1) more removals that fall in the same category or new categories
> 2) regular cleanups of moonbase
> 3) limiting the size of moonbase going forward
> 4) identifying _must_have_ modules that may not be deleted (again, only
> valid long-term arguments please).
> 5) preventive bitrot maintenance and testing (yearly compile tests for
> every module)
> Cheers,
> Auke



I am a new user of Lunar since Friday last, but used/using Sourcer and 
SourceMage.  I think this is a very good idea.  One problem with gnome, IMHO, 

BTW, I tried to install OpenOffice 2.1.0 from openoffice.org and it has a 
gnome-vfs dependency which drags in 8-10 additional gnome type packeges.  I 
didn't want to clutter my new system with obsolete gnome stuff so I am 
sticking with OpenOffice 2.0 which apparently doesn't require the  gnome 


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