Please remove tinyjsd from the archive

Bug #1890319 reported by Olivier Tilloy on 2020-08-04
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tinyjsd (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

From https://sourceforge.net/u/pbrunschwig/tinyjsd/wiki/Home/:

  « Note: due to the massive and rapid changes in the Mozilla Platform, TinyJSD is no longer actively maintained. The last version supports Thunderbird 60/SeaMonkey 2.57. We recommend to use the standard Developer Tools that are shipped with Thunderbird. »

All supported releases of Ubuntu now have Thunderbird 68.x (and will soon be updated to 78.x), with which the latest release of tinyjsd isn't compatible, so the package is effectively useless.

tinyjsd should be removed from the archive, in both groovy and focal.

Changed in tinyjsd (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

To be clear, this wants to be a removal + sync blacklist for groovy?

We can't actually remove it from Focal, though. The best you can do is to SRU in an empty package (see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Package_Removals ), but as you can see from there it's not something we often do. Is it OK for it to just be broken (on current Thunderbird/Firefox) in Focal?

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

Yes, this would need to be removal + sync blacklist for groovy, to be on the safe side (although it's unlikely that Debian would ever upload a new version).

I think it's OK for the package to be broken in focal. No one has ever complained thus far, so my guess is that no-one uses it.

Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

Removing packages from groovy:
 tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy amd64
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy arm64
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy armhf
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy i386
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy ppc64el
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy riscv64
  tinyjsd 1.2+git1-1 in groovy s390x
Comment: Unmaintained upstream, depends on rapidly changing Mozilla platform, removal bug LP: #1890319
Remove [y|N]? y
1 package successfully removed.

Changed in tinyjsd (Ubuntu Focal):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in tinyjsd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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