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Re: Retiring: R-gnomeGUI

On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 19:01 -0500, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > The R-gnomeGUI package relies on ancient gnome libs to function, and
> > since those libs are going away in -devel, I'm retiring this package. If
> > anyone is motivated to do the work to port this code to gtk2, then I
> > would be happy to give them ownership of this package.
> > 
> > ~spot
> Tom,
> Is this situation FC specific or more general for GNOME moving forward?

Fedora Core is dropping the ancient GNOME 1 libs in FC-6. GNOME long ago
moved way past the point where R-gnomeGUI stopped.

> Barring somebody wanting to port to gtk2, what was a spartan proof of 
> concept GUI for R, it may be time to finally retire the CRAN package to 
> orphan status.  Or perhaps to simply make the code available for example 
> purposes, but not have a functional version if the libs are no longer 
> going to be available. That's a call for R Core to make.


> There are certainly better evolving GUI's for R for those that might 
> want one.

If there is a good gtk2 GUI console (I could not find one), I would be
willing to put it in Fedora Extras.

At one point, the gnomeGUI tool was described to me as having: 

"... not been developed in some years. It is more of a
technology demonstration than a useable GUI."

Based on that feedback from upstream, and the removal of GNOME 1 libs
from Fedora Core, I've opted to retire this package.

Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Senior Sales Engineer || GPG ID: 93054260
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