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RFS: quackle, a graphical Scrabble-like crossword game and analysis tool

Hi debian-devel-games,

I've packaged up quackle [1] [2] [3].  Quackle is a QT4-based
Scrabble-like crossword game and analysis tool.  It includes a computer
opponent, move generator, and simulator and may be used with any board
layout, alphabet, lexicon, and tile distribution.  It's fun, colorful,
and beats me every single time.

Quackle is under active development, has a fairly lively mailing list
[4], is released under the revised BSD license, and would fill a hole
in Debian's game offerings.  The only other alternative is 'scrabble',
which is text-based and may not make it into etch [5].

Source and i386 packages are available here [6].  They are lintian and
linda clean.  I believe they would be piuparts clean, but it complains
about errors in other packages before getting to quackle.  I split the
architecture-independent formatted wordlists and strategy data into its
own package, which now sits at 1.7MB and will likely grow in the future.

I am, of course, happy to have any sponsor, but would prefer to put
Quackle under team maintenance.  My alioth login is 'alec-guest'. This
is not my first package; I have maintained rzip for almost two years.

I begin more than two weeks of traveling and moving next Friday; please
don't be offended if I drop off the face of the earth at that time.

Thanks for your time,


[1] http://www.quackle.org/
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=367500
[3] http://www.quackle.org/images/quackle-0.92.png
[4] http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/quackle/
[5] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=325441
[6] http://www.thened.net/~alec/debian/quackle/0.92-1/

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