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Re: [opensuse-packaging] RFC: Removing python-imaging from devel:languages:python
  • From: Hans-Peter Jansen <hpj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 11:38:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <3523850.k1OvkqQ6PB@xrated>
On Montag, 22. Mai 2017 11:34:20 Todd Rme wrote:
The python-imaging package (callled "Pil" upstream) has been
unmaintained for over 7.5 years. It was never ported to python3.
Further, there is a generally drop-in-compatible fork, Pillow, that is
actively maintained and is compatible with Python3. On top of that its
name violates openSUSE python packaging guidelines (its proper name
should be "python-Pil").

I think it is time we go ahead and drop python-imaging entirely. All
packages are currently configured to use python-Pillow in place of
python-imaging. Further, python-imaging is not in openSUSE:Factory
while python-Pillow is.

I am a bit hesitant to drop unmaintained but still-functional python
packages, but in cases where there is a well-maintained drop-in
replacement like this I don't see a benefit to our users to keeping
it, while it wastes build cycles and can lead to confusion. And the
reason I am bringing this up now is because it is causing some build
conflicts related to the singlespec conversion.

However, there are a few home: packages that link to python-imaging.
If we drop the package, I want to give fair warning so anyone who
wants it can break the link and keep it themselves.


Removed mine... 4 to go ;)

Thanks for being so polite, Todd. Much appreciated.

If there are no objections, I will delete the package in one week, on
Monday, May 29.

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