Re: FreeBSD Port: wx31-gtk3-3.1.5_2

From: Ewout1 (Excite/BlueTie) <>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 14:31:53 UTC

> Op 3 aug. 2022, om 06:24 heeft Loïc Bartoletti <> het volgende geschreven:
> Hi,
> Le 02/08/2022 à 10:57, Fernando Apesteguía a écrit :
>> Op 2 aug. 2022, om 00:16 heeft Space Cadet <> <> het volgende geschreven:
>>>> Yes, I can do it.  Have never done it before, please point me to guidance.  Would the new port be called wx32-gtk3-3.1.5_2 ?
>>> I reckon the name should reflect the latest version - something akin to wx32-gtk3-3.2.0.
>> There is the port and there is the package. The port should probably
>> be just wxgtk32. But please, coordinate this with desktop@ since all
>> wxgtk ports are maintained by them (except wxgtk28-contrib)
> Thanks to VVD, we're working on it <>
Excellent! Thank you VVD.
>>> Perhaps one or more of the older ports  should be deprecated or moved out of the ports catalogue:
>>> wx28-gtk2-2.8.12_10
>>> wx30-gtk3-
>>> wx31-gtk3-3.1.5_2
>>> the 3.1.5 version was considered by the wx developers to be a development port. The former stable port is 3.0.5, the stable one before that is 2.8, referred to as “Ancient stable”, dates back to 2006/2011.
>> There are some ports that still need older versions of wxwidgets. We
>> would need to update them to newer versions of the toolkit or
>> deprecate them as well.
> Some ports can't be updated to wx32 at the moment. But yes, the plan is to deprecate wx31. We'll use wx30 and wx32. 

Since 3.2 is nearly 100% compatible with 3.0 and even 2.8, the moment has come for 3rd party packages to update as well, otherwise you’ll keep dragging a dependency chain for 15+ years.

Thanks everyone,


> Regards,
> Loïc