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Re: Bug#895246: gconf: Intent to Adopt

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 06:47:41PM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 3:19 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry for not replying more promptly.
> > I hereby declare my intent to adopt gconf.
> Why? Basically there are only two things left in Buster that depend on
> gconf: eclipse and pulseaudio.

Plus ~ 50 more in unstable.

> pulseaudio is being worked on upstream
> so I expect that to be resolved in time for Buster. Eclipse is a major
> headache as you know.
> Please be more specific about what software you are interested in that
> requires gconf and why it can't be ported away from gconf this year.

As I wrote:
  It is not a good service to our users to rip gconf support
  out of many packages for buster.

This should be reverted in the packages where it was already done, 
shipping castrated packages in buster where the package in stretch was 
fully functional is not good, especially since there is no problem that 
would make it non-trivial to ship gconf in buster.

> Thanks,
> Jeremy Bicha



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