Kristian Fiskerstrand posted on Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:58:22 +0200 as

> On 09/16/2016 02:31 PM, Hanno Böck wrote:
>> media-gfx/skencil is a python-written vector graphics tool. It was once
>> popular before inkscape became the de-facto-standard. It hasn't seen
>> any upstream activity for a decade(!), but surprisingly it still seems
>> to work.
>> I haven't used it for many years myself.
>> There are 4 open bugs in bugzilla.
>> Anyone interested in taking it? (else the usual: will be reassigned to
>> maintainer-needed)
> Also sounds like a candidate for treecleaning / moving to an overlay and
> not keeping non-upstream maintained things in tree if nobody want to
> take the maintainer burden of it.

Why treeclean it, if it still works and can still be built against in-
tree python?

Sometimes mature packages don't get further maintenance because they 
"just work" as they are, and don't _need_ to eventually be bloated to 
include email and browsing functionality or whatever.

Of course if it requires old python and eventually the last supported in-
tree python is being removed, and nobody steps up to update it then, 
/then/ it should be removed from the tree as it'll be broken /then/, but 
that's not the case now, as Hanno explicitly said it still seems to work.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master."  Richard Stallman

Reply via email to