Re: Precarious status of Shutter in Debian


On 20 October 2017 at 13:24, Dominique Dumont <domi dumont free fr> wrote:
[ re-sent with right From address ]


Debian is moving away from Gnome2::VFS [1] . This obsolete module will be
removed from next release of Debian.

Unfortunately, shutter, a very nice Gtk2 screenshot application,  depends on
Gnome::VFS, which means that shutter will be removed from Debian unless this
dependency is removed from shutter [2].

I guess that the options are:
* port shutter from Gnome2::VFS to GVFS or GIO
* replace Gnome2::VFS with other Perl modules.

Unfortunately, Debian perl team do not have the skills or bandwidth to work on
this port, I hope that someone on this list will be able to help.

Does anyone on this list have better ideas ?

Considering that:

 - upstream development seems dead
 - Shutter uses GTK+ 2.x, which is the old-stable version of GTK
 - Shutter is also heavily tied to X11 and does not work on Wayland

I'm not entirely sure why you think the whole thing shouldn't be
retired altogether.


[@] ebassi []

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