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[[!meta title="Withdrawing Gitano from support"]]
[[!meta author="Daniel Silverstone"]]
[[!meta date="2020-11-19 09:00:00 UTC"]]

Unfortunately, in Debian in particular, libgit2 is undergoing a [transition
which is blocked by gall][transition]. Despite having had over a month to deal with this,
I've not managed to summon the tuits to update Gall to the new libgit2 which
means, nominally, I ought to withdraw it from testing and possibly even from
unstable given that I'm not really prepared to look after Gitano and friends in
Debian any longer.

However, I'd love for Gitano to remain in Debian if it's _useful_ to people.
Gall isn't exactly a large piece of C code, and so probably won't be a huge job
to do the port, I simply don't have the desire/energy to do it myself.

If someone wanted to do the work and provide a patch / "pull request" to me,
then I'd happily take on the change and upload a new package, or if someone
wanted to NMU the gall package in Debian I'll take the change they make and
import it into upstream. I just don't have the energy to reload all that context
and do the change myself.

If you want to do this, email me and let me know, so I can support you and take
on the change when it's done. Otherwise I probably will go down the lines of
requesting Gitano's removal from Debian in the next week or so.

[transition]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=971562