Re: xplanet project - volunteers sought
On Sat, Oct 02, 1999 at 11:55:10PM -0700, Randolph Chung wrote:
> Have you all seen the nice developers' map at
> http://www.debian.org/devel/developers.loc ?
> Here's your chance to help make it better!
> The map is generated by xplanet. However, we have a few slight problems....
> 1) xplanet doesn't build well on slink (well, xplanet does, but it depends
> on things that are only in potato). This can be circumvented with a bit of
> 2) more importantly though, xplanet uses imlib, which requires a X display
> to run. This means that we can't generate the map easily from a
> non-interactive script (like a crontab or something)
> Would someone be interested/willing to look at the xplanet code and patch
> together something that uses, say, libjpeg instead of imlib? Please email me
> if you are willing to take this one. Thanks!
Please go through the upstream maintainer. He is open to feedback
and has been very responsive to problems I've brought to his
attention. He may be willing to implement this.