[Mageia-dev] package drop request: alexandria

Dexter Morgan dmorganec at gmail.com
Sun May 8 20:10:16 CEST 2011

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 7:58 PM, Dexter Morgan <dmorganec at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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