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Re: resurrecting ghextris

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:54 PM Peter Green wrote:

> Someone I know in real life is a big fan of ghextris and while updating his computer
> we noticed it was gone from Debian since stretch, because it depends on obsolete
> libraries. We couldn't find any activity upstream or anywhere else either.

Please note the extra requirements when reintroducing packages that
were removed, principally the need to unarchive, reopen and triage the
bugs closed when the package was removed. In your case that is one bug
that needs to be reopened before the package reaches the archive and
then closed by the Debian package changelog.


> So we decided to work on porting it from the obsolete python2/gtk2/gnome2 tech
> stack to a python3/python3-gi/gtk3/cairo stack. If/when we get it completed
> (right now it's possible to start a game and watch the prices drop, but keyboard
> input, peice preview, the status bar and most of the menus aren't working yet)
> I intend to upload it to Debian, I presume it makes sense to keep it under the
> games team and as-such I have requested to join the team.

Please do attempt to contact upstream about this, they may be willing
to adopt your patches or add a pointer on the website to your fork or
just redirect to your fork.


> BTW I notice your wiki page on version control systems still refers to alioth.

I guess folks have been focused on other things.



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