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Re: ITP: OO-browser [was Re: I propose some new packages]



On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 12:50:17AM +0800, Anthony Wong wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 08, 1999 at 06:23:56PM +0300, Juhapekka Tolvanen wrote:
> |
> |This company called BeOpen has some cool free pieces of software for
> |programming. And they are GPL'ed.
> |
> |http://www.BeOpen.com/
> |
> |http://www.BeOpen.com/products.html
> 
> Their software is really very cool. I find that their OO-browser is
> very suitable to my need as I'm desperately finding a free class
> browser for my Java project. I hope I can package it ASAP.
> 
> | * * *
> |
> |That's it. I also propose, that new section for packages should be
> |established. Its name should be "security" and it would include all kind of
> |security tools, like Nessus, Saint, COPS, Tripwire, sentry, Sentinel etc.
> 
> Agree. Debian packages should have a finer classification as looking
> for packages is already quite difficult now. But I think this is not
> the time to make such changes until Potato is released.

If it's because nobody has time to do this, I propose to make a complete
hierarchy for the Debian Packages. I'm not (for the moment ?) a developper (I've sent my subscribtion 1,5 Month ago with no response. Is it normal ?).
I think the opposite : the new hierarchy must be done before Potato. This
distrib will have many packages and it would be largely better to have a
good set of directories to sort the packages.
Added to that, All the software in potato will need to be recompiled
because of the new Policy (/usr/doc for ex.), so it's not a problem to ask
the maintainers to change the Section: form on their packages.

sami
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