Drop deprecated packages support


We will drop deprecated packages support. “Deprecated
packages” means that “it will be deprecated at GNOME3”
and/or “we doesn’t have maintainer of it”. Because we
doesn’t have enough resources to maintain deprecated

Here are package list. “x” means that “it’s a deprecated
package” and “o” means that “it’s not a deprecated
packages”. The list is created by Masaaki A… (Thanks!)

atk o
bonobo x
bonoboui x
gconf x (GSettings in GIO)
gdk_pixbuf2 o
gio2 o
glib2 o
gnome x
gnomecanvas x
gnomeprint x
gnomeprintui x
gnomevfs x
goocanvas o
gstreamer o
gtk2 o
gtkglext o
gtkhtml2 x
gtkmozembed o
gtksourceview x
gtksourceview2 o
libart x
libglade x
panel-applet x (replaced wit hGNOME-Shell)
pango o
poppler o
rsvg2 o
vte o

Here is dropping steps:

  1. We create a path for deprecated packages in the
    repository. Its URL will be

  2. We move each deprecated package to the above URL from
    trunk step by step.

    For example, in bonobo case, we move

Deprecated packages will not be released new version. (It
may be fixed a critical bug but will not be fixed other
bugs. Because we doesn’t have a maintainer for those

If there is no objections, we will do this proposal.

Any comments?



It is a good decision to concentrate on some packages.

2011/1/23 Kouhei S. [email protected]: