Packaging Request #3285

[nsxiv] Minimalistic, extensible image viewer

gap - almost 2 years ago - . Updated over 1 year ago.

info needed
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This package is already in the AUR, is popular, and appears to be libre.
I think it's also likely to replace sxiv in the official Arch repos at some point, because it was recently deprecated, and nsxiv is a maintained, drop-in replacement.



Updated by gap over 1 year ago

Bump: please may someone send the report that sxiv was deprecated upstream to Arch?
I think it's very likely they'll replace sxiv with nsxiv because it's an actively maintained drop-in replacement, which will save us time having to package it and maintain the package ourselves.


Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from open to info needed

what exactly are you expecting to happen?

the 'sxiv' program is available in the repos now - if these are the same program, then there is no reason to do anything - if arch decides to replace 'sxiv' with 'nsxiv', then still there is no reason to do anything -it will simply happen or it wont

if arch decides to remove the program entirely, still it would be difficult to make a case to do any anything about that - per the description, it is a "Simple X Image Viewer" - there are already many packages in the repos with that same general description - gpicview,, feh, imv, qiv, pqiv, geeqie, kuickshow, lximage-qt, nomacs, and more

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