Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#7845 closed enhancement (fixed)

RFC: removal or repurposing of gnome/abiword port

Reported by: rhwood@… Owned by: rhwood@…
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 1.2
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Description

There are two gnome/abiword ports: abiword and abiword2.

The abiword port installs version 1.x of abiword, while abiword2 installs version 2.x (current version 2.4.1)

Is there any objection to either removing the abiword port entirely or removing the abiword port and renaming the abiword2 port to abiword?

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jashenhu@…

I object to both proposals, but more strongly to the former than the latter.

I am the only person I actually know who refuses to buy or pirate Microsoft Word, and I think that continuing to make open-source alternatives available is important, particularly for those who don't want the gigantic OpenOffice. If these ports are working or have people working to make them work, then I say keep them.

I only object to the latter because it doesn't follow with many other ports. I see many ports for gtk1 available, notably the GIMP, and we're keeping two versions of that so why not two versions of this? I assume people still use gtk1, since it is available. If not, why don't we just get rid of all gtk1-based ports and not just this one?

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by rhwood@…

(In reply to comment #1)

I only want to get rid of the abiword (version 1) port, not remove abiword entirely from darwinports.

I am the only person I actually know who refuses to buy or pirate Microsoft Word, and I think that continuing to make open-source alternatives available is important, particularly for those who don't want the gigantic OpenOffice. If these ports are working or have people working to make them work, then I say keep them.

I only object to the latter because it doesn't follow with many other ports. I see many ports for gtk1 available, notably the GIMP, and we're keeping two versions of that so why not two versions of this? I assume people still use gtk1, since it is available. If not, why don't we just get rid of all gtk1-based ports and not just this one?

it is not that Abiword version 1 relies on GTK1 that is wrong with it. It is that the Abiword upstream maintainers have not done any maintenance on version 1 in almost three years now that I want to kill the abiword (version 1) port.

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by rhwood@…

blocked: 6355

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by markd@…

Is there any objection to either removing the abiword port entirely or removing the abiword port and renaming the abiword2 port to abiword?

I think it is a good idea. I would think removing version 1 and renaming version 2 to abiword would be best. An app like this I think everyone wants to run the latest. Even the FreeBSD ports only have one Abiword port and they have multiple ports of so many things.

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by rhwood@…

Owner: changed from darwinports-bugs@… to rhwood@…
severity: normalenhancement

comment:6 Changed 14 years ago by rhwood@…

Status: newassigned

I am beginning the process of reworking the abiword* ports:

The program: Port gnome/abiword will become editors/abiword and support installing abiword for Aqua desktop users Port gnome/abiword2 will become editors/abiword-x11 and support X11 users Port aqua/abiword2aqua will be removed

Status: Port editors/abiword-x11 is in CVS. Port gnome/abiword2 will become a place holder this weekend to notify users of the change and then disappear NLT 1 August. Building abiword for Aqua is an incredably painful process and is being worked on outside of CVS.

comment:7 Changed 14 years ago by rhwood@…

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Port editors/abiword has been committed to CVS, so that DP again has a Mac OS X Aqua version of abiword.

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