On 22/01/18 05:19, David Niklas wrote:
A day of sadness has begun:

No, there is nothing I can do about it. I've lost my laptop recently and
have other things going on in my life.
I though I would write this to you fellows in hopes that the devs might
make a release because Gentoo does not drop something 99% of the time
without good reason & ekiga will loose even more distros as they
progress in the dev cycle.

- net-voip/ekiga-4.0.1-r1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
# Pacho Ramos <pa...@gentoo.org> (27 Dec 2017)
# All Ekiga set is dead and broken for years, it relies on obsolete
# dead/libs that are also old and broken and upstream looks to not release
# newer ekiga ever. To keep this please go ahead and take care of it *and
# all the dependencies it also needs*. See bugs #626176, #460458, #589276,
# #638122, #641990, #633670, #624578, #600398, #627868.
# Removal in a month.

Hi David,

Thank you for sharing with us these bad but predictable news. I regret that people spend time to fix bugs in Ekiga, but me too I have too many things to do and cannot afford to spend much time on Ekiga anymore.

Some bugs are simple to fix, such as libresolv bug or https://bugs.gentoo.org/626176#c1, and I can certainly collect or do some fixes and commit them and make a new release 4.0.2 this week, if someone is willing to help.

But fixing all problems in Ekiga takes too much effort; for example updating to a new ptlib/opal version is unaffordable for me. The cause is that new ptlib/opal 3.x releases make too many API changes for me to keep track with. For example, the API for IM has changed, cf. https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=651837, it takes many hours or a few tens of hours to make this change. Moreover, new ptlib/opal releases create new bugs too (regressions), and it takes too much effort to find them, reproduce and inform their developers to fix them.

Kind regards,
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