Re: xephem NOT present in 2.0 !
There's a bit more to it than this. Here is a message sent by me in
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Jul 29 11:17:15 1998
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 17:18:31 +0800 (WST)
From: Lindsay Allen <email@example.com>
To: Frank Jordan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: xephem package
Great news, Frank. I would have done it myself if only I knew how to make
On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Frank Jordan wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there anyone working on the xephem package?
> If not, I would like to become the new maintainer!
Frank did make a package but I don't know what happened subsequently.
Lindsay Allen <email@example.com> Perth, Western Australia
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On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Emmanuel QUEMENER wrote:
> > I was using xephem for my observations in astronomy and I
> > discover that this contrib package has disappeared from
> > 2.0 distribution. Could-you explain me why you remove it
> > from the distribution ? You put IRAF (a very huge package !)
> > and not xephem ! Is that because xephem was made with
> > using Motif toolkit ?
> >From what I can see in  it was removed because it was obsolete.
> >From  I get the impression that it was orphaned and contained
> release critical errors. Since its maintainer is Karl Sacket -
> and I believe that he left the project - this looks logical to me.
> So, Emmanuel, if you use the package and want to have it back you
> should consider maintaining it yourself.  tells you what to
> do to become a maintainer. This has always been the best way to get
> something done with packages.
>  http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9805/msg00233.html
>  http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-devel-9803/msg01349.html
>  http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/developers-reference/ch1.html
> VFS: no free i-nodes, contact Linus -- finlandia, Feb '94
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