Re: pandoc depwaits
+++ Joachim Breitner [Jul 23 09 18:16 ]:
> Am Donnerstag, den 23.07.2009, 08:53 -0700 schrieb John MacFarlane:
> > > Am Donnerstag, den 23.07.2009, 08:24 -0700 schrieb John MacFarlane:
> > > > I'm the main pandoc developer. I assume you're talking about the pandoc
> > > > package currently in debian (0.46+2). A bit of background: the package
> > > > has been orphaned by its former debian maintainer, Recai Oktas. I'd
> > > > love to get the current version (1.2.1) into debian, and I'm happy to
> > > > make whatever modifications are needed for this. While 0.46 used a
> > > > custom Makefile (and was in fact a native debian package), 1.2.1 uses
> > > > a standard Cabal build (though it may need a few tweaks for wrapper
> > > > scripts and man pages). I exchanged a few emails with Trent Buck about
> > > > this in March, so he may be working on it, but I'm guessing he's waiting
> > > > until more prerequisites are packaged.
> > > >
> > > > Anyway, I'm not a debian maintainer, but I am a debian user, and I'm
> > > > happy to help in any way I can as upstream package manager to get the
> > > > current version into unstable. (I think that it should be built with
> > > > the '-fhighlighting' flag, which introduces a dependency on
> > > > highlighting-kate, which would also need to be packaged.)
> > >
> > > even when you are not a DD, you maintain package, you’ll just need
> > > someone to sponsor your uploads. Even better, if you want, you can get
> > > an account on alioth.debian.org and join the pkg-haskell team. We are
> > > trying to get a consistent grip on haskell packages, and additional
> > > manpower is always welcome. Just join firstname.lastname@example.org to
> > > stay up-to-date what’s happening.
> > I'm following the list already. Anyway, I'm willing to maintain the
> > package once it's established (and highlighting-kate as well), but I'll
> > need someone with debian Haskell experience to help put together a solid
> > first version.
> Sure, we can do that.
> > > Trent, I see that you are not yet in the pkg-haskell team. Do you want
> > > to join? It would make it easier for you to work on darcs’ dependencies
> > > when needed.
> > >
> > > highlighting-kate is already packaged, but is in a similar bad condition
> > > than pandoc.
> > Yes, Recai Oktas packaged highlighting-kate and pcre-light too, and
> > both have been orphaned and need repackaging.
> I don’t see an O or ITA for it. Where is his plan to orphan these
> packages documented?
On 12 Feb 2009, he wrote to me, Sandro Tosi, and Martin Krafft
(but apparently not the any debian list):
> I'm using pandoc on almost a daily basis at the work, but can't spare
> enough time to reorganize the package. I'll orphan it in the hope that
> someone will come up. (I think it should be maintained collaboratively,
> i.e. a collab-maint/pandoc.git. I've attempted to create an initial repo
> at p.d.o, but couldn't finalize it.)
But apparently he never officially orphaned it? I will try to get in
touch with him about this, let him know about the activity in debian
haskell, and see if he'll make it official.