Re: tkpaint package (Re: Packages to give away)
Victor Wagner wrote:
> > Here is the current list of packages that I want to give
> > away:
> > . tkpaint
> >  I will request to remove this package before potato is frozen
> > if nobody wants to maintain it.
> I would suggest to remove tkpaint in its current form immediately.
> Or at least move it to contrib. I cannot name other so improperly packaged
> program in debian.
It will only be moved into contrib if it depends on non-free/non-US
> 1. tkpaint should depend on tk8.0 rather then wish, becouse tkpaint
> wouldn't work with pre-8.0 tk.
Ack. My fault apparently.
> 2. tkpaint should at least suggest, or even reccomend postscript-viewer,
> becouse otherwise it woulnd't be able to print pictures.
> 3. Really, there is no appropriate version of tk to run tkpaint in debian,
> becouse tk wuthout dash-patch is not able to save images into
> postscript. Also, font handling in tk 8.0 doesn't work with non-Latin1
> fonts. So, for people which use some other encoding, tk 8.1 is needed.
The program works fine without saving into postscript. This is still a
bug, but the program is usable. Apart from that, could the dash-patch be
included into our tk versions?
> 4. Current version of tkpaint is packaged from original windows version
> rather then from Unix port which features standard autoconf configuratiion
> script and makes use of tcl autoloading mechanism.
> See http://www.ice.ru/~vitus/misc/tkpaint.html
Nice to hear! When I was working on it the author was only able to provide
me with the windows version - *drums* and it worked under Unix as well.
I'll compile your mail into a bug report.
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