Package Details: medit 1.2.0-7

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Package Base: medit
Description: GTK+ text editor
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Licenses: LGPL2.1
Submitter: xyproto
Maintainer: PhotonX
Last Packager: PhotonX
Votes: 15
Popularity: 0.002909
First Submitted: 2019-03-27 09:21 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-03-28 13:03 (UTC)

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PhotonX commented on 2022-11-02 09:41 (UTC)

Now that Python2 has been dropped from the repos, I am thinking about removing the python2 dependency. I also noticed that medit-full does have the python2 dependency still, so currently medit and medit-full are redundant.

Any objections?

rival commented on 2020-11-14 18:58 (UTC)

Just in case someone is interested: developer has commented that he could give some help if someone decide to port it to gtk3[1] (maybe then medit could go back to official repositories?). Best regards.


PhotonX commented on 2020-04-24 11:37 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-24 11:40 (UTC) by PhotonX)

I fear, no patch will come, the development is dead, the current release is 6 years old. I contacted the developer and he advised me to switch to a different editor. pygtk currently has 371 dependencies, so I don't see a reason to be an early adopter of "pygtk-lessness". A "medit-minimal" package without the pygtk dependency surely has its pros, but the the current medit package offering the integrated terminal feature also has its selling point, right?

What about making pygtk and python2 an optdepend, actually? Is it possible to recognize if it is installed and set the configure options accordingly?

severach commented on 2020-04-24 09:06 (UTC) (edited on 2020-04-24 09:09 (UTC) by severach)

It's pygtk I want to get rid of. I build enough AUR package without building a junk package that the editor doesn't need. python2 is still needed for many things but when that heads to the AUR then it'l be two junk packages. No need to edit the PKGBUILD. I'll just maintain my own until a python3 patch comes along.

PhotonX commented on 2020-04-24 07:51 (UTC)

@severach: I did as you proposed but unfortunately the integrated terminal functionality (not the Python console but just the regular bash terminal) dies as well when compiling without Python. I am using this integrated terminal myself and wouldn't like to loose it... I am sure, python2 will be available from AUR and, since medit is an AUR package itself, I don't see big harm in relying on other AUR packages. What do you think?

PhotonX commented on 2020-04-24 07:32 (UTC)

@severarch: Ah, now I get you. Thanks for the information, I will update the package asap.

severach commented on 2020-04-24 06:28 (UTC)

It's using python2 which is going away. Losing python2 functionality is not losing any functionality. Python2 should be a depend. None of the python functions will work without it. Python can come back if someone makes a python3 patch for it.

PhotonX commented on 2020-04-24 05:30 (UTC)

@severach: Could you please elaborate? The package builds fine the way it is on my machine (up to date Arch install). Why compiling without Python and losing functionality? Also, python is a makedepend, not a depend, already.

severach commented on 2020-04-23 22:19 (UTC)

Remove dependencies python, pygtk. depends python isn't even correct. Change PYTHON=python2 to --with-python=no.

Features lost: Tools,Python Console; Tools, Run File; Tools, Insert Date and Time