Package gnome-desktop

This package will not be ported to Python 3. We can do without it – see if there is an alternative listed in the notes.

If you think it would be good to port it anyway, get in touch with the upstream!

See gnome-desktop in the Fedora Pagure, or go directly to the corresponding spec file.

Fedora X

Sugested replacement: gnome-desktop3

In a bug, the maintainer clarified:

so to be clear, gnome-desktop is an old library not used by much anymore. it doesn't have python bindings in the tarball. Those are provided by gnome-python2-desktop.

gnome-desktop3 is actively used (in very limited ways), but it relies on gobject introspection to bind to python.

Note that since gnome-desktop3 uses GObject introspection, it has no own Python code and thus does not show up in PortingDB.

  • gnome-desktop-2.32.0-21.fc28
    • × /usr/bin/python2
    • × pycairo
    • × pygtk2
    • × pygtk2 = 2.24.0-21.fc28

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Project Size

~62.4K total lines of code
~0 (0.0%) Python
(approximation as of 2.32.0-16.fc23)


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1 Dual support; 1 Dropped
Package Upstream Fedora
  pygtk2   X

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2 Python 3 only; 2 Idle
Package Upstream Fedora
  gnome-doc-utils   I
  gtk2 (nonblocking)   I
  glib2 (nonblocking)   bug (CLOSED ERRATA)
  gtk-doc   bug (CLOSED ERRATA)