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Remove package "gestures"
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As its author, I am now distributing Gestures primarily through Flathub and would like to encourage it being used that way. I believe the package "gestures" could therefore be marked as deprecated. Thanks in advance for the help provided packaging it some years ago

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cunidev created this task.Apr 13 2021, 8:28 AM
cunidev updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 13 2021, 8:29 AM

Why would we do it via flatpak when we have a native, source repository, and can more easily guarantee that it is using our optimized libraries, interpreters (in the case of python), etc.?

Like if you don't want to maintain it, that's fine. We can RFC it for a new maintainer, but it being distributed via flatpak is hardly a reason for it to not be included.

JoshStrobl triaged this task as Needs More Info priority.Apr 13 2021, 9:04 AM

Thanks for the quick reply. The main reason is that I have switched to another distribution as daily driver, meaning that I am not available anymore to maintain the package actively (now it is at 0.2.2). If someone else could maintain the package (or at least update it to 0.2.6 / c20c51951749aa991c72a2937621b07b7a460f48, which uses the Meson build system - since I believe this release will stay the latest for quite a while) then I would be even happier

Needless to say, I am certainly available for questions regarding any packaging issues - although I believe the new Meson build is even more straightforward (and gnome-ish) than the old setup.py one

DataDrake raised the priority of this task from Needs More Info to Normal.Feb 21 2022, 4:31 PM