[Mageia-dev] package drop request: alexandria

Dexter Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Sun May 8 19:58:39 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 7:34 PM, Remy CLOUARD <shikamaru at mageia.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Could you please drop alexandria please ?
> 1) Alexandria is not maintained upstream anymore
> http://alexandria.rubyforge.org/
> “New features and future development are being carried out in a separate
> project called Palatina. It’s a complete re-write, and is currently at
> an early stage of functionality. If you’re intersted in helping the
> project, or following it’s progress, you can subscribe to the
> palatina-devel mailing-list or check out the wiki.”
> 2) There’s a rewrite of it, but it’s not active since last september.
> see git clone git://code.gnostai.org/git/palatina.git
> 3) Alexandria uses ruby-libglade2, which is not part of ruby-gnome2
> anymore since version 0.90.6 (we have 0.90.8)
> see http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/980605
> To make a long story short, I don’t think it’s worth keeping it. We
> would have an unmaintained software, based on unmaintained libraries, so
> I’m in favor of dropping alexandria.
> Regards,

I take care of removing it

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