Re: XForms: XForms 0.86

From: Peter S Galbraith (
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 13:05:27 EST

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from Peter S Galbraith <> :

    I haven't had any replies about this, so I assume it's safe and
    good to remove XForms 0.86 from Debian. This is a last call.


    Last friday, I wrote:

    > XForms 0.86 is still an alternate library available on Debian
    > GNU/Linux (V0.88 and V0.89 are also packaged). However, V0.86 is
    > libc5-based and since it also depends on xpm4.7 I'm told it no
    > longer works with XFree 4.0 (I don't have XFree 4.0 installed
    > myself yet, so I can't confirm this). It will be therefore be
    > removed from Debian's `testing' distribution, codenamed `woody'.
    > I don't think it's used by many users. Thus, I am planing to
    > have it removed from Debian's `unstable' development distribution
    > as well. Do you all think this is a good idea? Any reason I
    > shouldn't?
    > To put this in context, as soon as XForms is Open Source I plan
    > to upload it to Debian proper (the `main' archive that gets on
    > official CDs) and then call for the removal of all currently
    > non-free (in Debian parlance) versions as soon as all Debian
    > packages that depend on them are rebuild using the free library.
    > So this would simply be removing V0.86 earlier than V0.88 and
    > V0.89.
    > Thanks for input,
    > Peter S Galbraith <>
    > Debian maintainer for XForms
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