Why was ekiga removed?

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Why was ekiga removed?

Raymond Jennings
I just checked for ekiga in the tree, and I was just about to request it be added when I noticed a few bugs indicating it used to be in the tree, implying it was since removed.

A log check within /usr/portage/net-voip/ekiga reveals that it was apparently removed pre-git
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Re: Why was ekiga removed?

Marc Joliet
Am Montag, 14. Januar 2019, 13:55:31 CET schrieb Raymond Jennings:
> I just checked for ekiga in the tree, and I was just about to request it be
> added when I noticed a few bugs indicating it used to be in the tree,
> implying it was since removed.
>
> A log check within /usr/portage/net-voip/ekiga reveals that it was
> apparently removed pre-git

That's wrong: https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/log/?qt=grep&q=ekiga.

I can't say for sure why it was removed, but I'd guess because it is
unmaintained (see www.ekiga.org).  Well, OK, it looks like upstream git [0] is
getting some commits (though mostly translation updates for the past two
years), but there hasn't been a release since 2013, let alone a port to Gnome
3.  Use at your own peril!

[0] https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/ekiga/commits/master
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