[csw-maintainers] Killing wxwidgets_gtk2

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Mon Aug 24 23:47:12 CEST 2009

FYI, Maciej, you are missing a piece of information from your
decision-making process.
Happily, as the package release manager since "the dawn of time", I can
provide the missing piece for you :-)

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski <
maciej at opencsw.org> wrote:

> Yes, the specific case. The reasoning goes like this: There's the
> _gtk2 package. It essentially contains shared libraries[1], plus a
> header file and a few scripts. The other two are the common package,
> and a devel one. I can't really imagine there being _gtk1 or _qt
> packages; the _gtk2 one is basically the runtime package and should be
> named _rt.

Well, funny you should say that. because as I remember, there USED TO BE a
gtk1 based version of it.
that is why the current one is named _gtk2.
There was a time when both versions were available as CSW packages.

I believe it was decided that the gtk1 version was no longer worth
maintaining, so it was dropped. So, just the gtk2 back-end was left around.

So, right now, there is a wxwidgets "front end", and a wxwidgets "back end"
that is gtk2.
You are looking to rename the back end to "_rt". However, that seems to make
the assumption, that gtk2 is the "one, only, true 'run-time'" for wxwidgets.
This assumption is completely false.
wxwidgets can also be Motif based, for example.
and to get really down and dirty, there is even a pure X11 backend, from
what I understand.
( http://www.wxwidgets.org/docs/faqx11.htm )

So, in summary:  the current wxwidgets packages naming, should be left
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