Re: [PATCH] build: drop support for gmime-2.6

Subject: Re: [PATCH] build: drop support for gmime-2.6

Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 17:35:51 -0300

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor,


From: David Bremner

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> writes:

> On Wed 2019-05-01 07:46:43 -0300, David Bremner wrote:
>> GMime 3.0 is over 2 years old now, and 2.6 has been deprecated in
>> notmuch for about 1.5 years.
> I was just looking at this change myself.
> As a gmime maintainer in debian, I'd love to see it happen, but i think
> the right way to do that is to prune/reverse many of the versioned
> translations in util/gmime-extra.h, so that we're using the "native"
> gmime 3.0 API, rather than a mishmash of the 2.6 and 3.0 API.
> And we should probably tear out all the #if (GMIME_MAJOR_VERSION < 3)
> stanzas in the source as well.
>     --dkg

I was thinking of a minimal change now, so it isn't blocking other
things, and then a gradual cleanup.


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