request: bringing wxWidgets "up to date"

Titus von Boxberg titus at
Wed Jul 24 06:27:35 PDT 2013

-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Mojca Miklavec" <mojca at>
> Sent: Mittwoch, 24. Juli 2013 14:29
> To: titus at
> Subject: Re: request: bringing wxWidgets "up to date"
> On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Titus von Boxberg wrote:
> > Mojca, all,
> >
> > I don't have a solution for this problem.
> > Rather, I have a more fundamental question
> > (which, however, may have been discussed already):
> >
> > Are there any interesting ports that are incompatible with 2.9
> > and really need to be compiled by macports?
> I don't exactly follow / I didn't check.
> > Is 2.9 incompatible with any macports target os version?
> 10.4, so not really important
> > Last time I looked (2012) pgAdmin (and Audacity?) were 
> > and both provide precompiled binaries.
> >
> > So, is there any reason to keep wxWidgets pre 2.9?
> > If not, the effort to keep the pre-2.9-ports might be better
> > put into bringing the incompatible software to 2.9
> One of the biggest "problems" is that all ports need to be fixed at
> once.
Wouldn't that be a simple temporary rename of wxWidgets-devel to wxWidgets
(or adapt wxWidgets portfile to use 2.9), and afterwards
a port install <wx-dependents> ?
If a port fails: has it a binary distribution or is it "uninteresting"?
If yes or yes --> go disable it.
If no and no --> this idea fails with the port ;-)

I'd define a software as "uninteresting" that hasn't been 
upstream maintained in quite a period of time (comparable to 
presence of wx-2.9) or is apparently just a minor joke.

> If separating 2.8 and 2.9 is at least reasonably doable, other
> ports can later be addressed one-by-one. Also, I expect similar
> problems during transition to 3.1/3.2, so proper separation could help
> in any case.

I don't want to be too pessimistic, but I guess that wx-3.2 release
is in a such distant future that at that time macports might
have been reimplemented in Objective C and Apple has already
deprecated Objective C ;-)
In short: I wouldn't care about 3.2 now.


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