We still have packages that depend on gconf although it being abandonware by gnome for quite a while. There are at least two attempts I know of that provided a patch to convert gsettings-schema-convert to use python3 instead of python2:
I don't know exactly which game needs it but my esteam tool detected gconf a requirement for something I have in Steam. I'll go ahead and do this soon if there's no objections.
Probably not relevant, but www-client/opera also requires gconf. I'm going to try to find out if they have any plans for changing that.
(In reply to Michał Górny from comment #3)
I've been fairly inactive lately but this matters to me so I've picked it up tonight. Will try to update to EAPI 7 while I'm at it but gnome2.eclass might be an issue.
*** Bug 735350 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):
Author: James Le Cuirot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AuthorDate: 2020-08-20 22:10:01 +0000
Commit: James Le Cuirot <email@example.com>
CommitDate: 2020-08-20 22:10:01 +0000
gnome-base/gconf: Python 3, python-single-r1.eclass, EAPI 6
Only a single Python executable is installed so supporting multiple
Python versions does not make sense here.
Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.4, Repoman-3.0.1
Signed-off-by: James Le Cuirot <firstname.lastname@example.org>
gnome-base/gconf/files/gconf-3.2.6-python3.patch | 164 +++++++++++++++++++++++
gnome-base/gconf/gconf-3.2.6-r5.ebuild | 146 ++++++++++++++++++++
2 files changed, 310 insertions(+)