Hi On Seg, 2004-10-18 at 05:06, Chris Vanden Berghe wrote: > I've been in contact with the gaim developers who seem to be reluctant > to add a gaim-dev package in the near future (they are considering an > experimental package, though). Therefore, I think it is better to go > ahead and just ship a copy of the gaim headers until the gaim-dev is > available. Btw, the original ITP is more than one year old... Shipping Gaim's headers with gaim-encryption's source is a bad idea, IMHO, for three reasons: 1:You'll have to sync it with Gaim for every new version and you'll have non-working plugins in the meantime between gaim's upload and your upload 2:Gaim's headers don't belong in gaim-encryption, they belong in gaim. 3:Your source will be different from upstream (at least if I understand you correctly) My ITP is more then one year old because I believe any other solution that's been suggested this far to be a kludge. > I've also been in contact with the upstream author who, at my request, > has altered his plugin especially for Debian. The Debian gaim package > is namely compiled with --disable-nss. Thanks to this change, this > version of the plugin can be used without altering the gaim package > (before it could only be shipped as gaim+gaim-encryption, now it's a > real plugin). What change was this, exactly? Did he port the whole NSS+NSPR code from Gaim to gaim-encryption? Has this change been applied to the normally distributed source or is it a debian-hack-only? > I think people would really like a gaim-encryption plugin package in the > main Debian repository... Yes, I can assume that by the number of emails I get about it, but that doesn't justify including a hacky package, IMHO. I'm sorry if I sound rude, but I've been packaging gaim-encryption for a while now and would find it polite to be informed about such plans. (Yes, I have all that fatherly crap about packages I work on) From what I've understood, I don't particularly like your plan, but you're free to try to convince me, prove me wrong, or just ignore me and upload it anyway. Cheers -- Leo Costela <email@example.com> | <firstname.lastname@example.org> | <email@example.com> "you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!"
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