From: Alan W. Irwin <irwin@be...> - 2010-05-14 18:46:49
This morning when trying out the combination of -DPLD_gcw=ON
-DENABLE_gnome2=ON -DENABLE_pygcw=ON options (with -DHAVE_NUMPY=OFF so
that -DENABLE_pygcw=ON would work), I found
bit-rot had set in once again for this deprecated part of PLplot.
[100%] Generating cplplotcanvas.c
Could not write method PlplotCanvas.gfci: No ArgType for guint32*
Warning: Constructor for PlplotCanvas needs to be updated to new API
I believe it is a waste of time to try to figure out how to fix pygcw
(especially since it requires the deprecated Numeric extension of python).
Furthermore, gcw, gnome2, and pygcw have been deprecated for other reasons
since 5.9.3, and we did not receive even one question about that decision
and certainly nobody has complained about the above build error.
Therefore, I believe retiring gcw, gnome2, and pygcw is completely
non-controversial so that is what I have done as of revision 10995.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project