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pertusus at free.fr
Tue Apr 25 13:22:25 UTC 2006
> Should sodipodi be included in Extras again considering it's not being
> actively developed? Seems sorta pointless since it's successor Inkscape
> is already included in FE.
Not actively developed packages are accepted in extras. Even packages
without clear upstream or no upstream (this happens a lot for old packages
that are fortunately often also very stable).
Of course it is harder to attract maintainers when the package isn't
actively developed and there is a successor, but my understanding is that
it is not an issue. Having old packages that depend on old lib version
shouldn't be a reason not to update the libs, however. So if there is
trouble with the dependencies, then the maintainer will certainly have to
package some compat packages so it may even become so annoying that the
package is dropped, but it is not a requirements.
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