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Re: Bug#252632: ITP: wmtemp -- WindowMaker dock applet displaying lm_sensors temperature values



On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 03:45:01PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> 
> > Lars Steinke <lss@debian.org> writes:
> >
> >> On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 04:51:58PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> >>> Josip Rodin <joy@srce.hr> wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> > On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 03:35:24PM +0200, Lars Steinke wrote:
> >>> >> Package: wnpp
> >>> >> Severity: wishlist
> >>> >> 
> >>> >> * Package name    : wmtemp
> >>> >>   Version         : 0.0.4
> >>> >>   Upstream Author : Peter Gnodde <peter at gnodde dot org>
> >>> >> * URL             : http://www.gnodde.org/projects/wmtemp.php
> >>> >> * License         : GPL
> >>> >>   Description     : WindowMaker dock applet displaying lm_sensors temperature values
> >>> >> 
> >>> >>  Nifty small dock applet for Window Maker that continuously displays
> >>> >>  CPU and case temperature by virtue of lm_sensors
> >>> >
> >>> > What's the difference between this and wmgtemp which already has a package?
> >>> 
> >>> Considering the screenshots, they look radically different. 
> >>
> >> Indeed, they are not the same. As I have packaged that little app for me own
> >> use I could as well let others benefit from my effort...
> >
> > Can't wmgtemp be 'themed' and both be merged into one deb? The
> > functionality sounds identicaly and I bet there is a lot of code
> > duplication in there.
> 
> Since the author of wmtemp grabed code from wmgtemp (it is written on
> his webpage), I guess he tried to avoid code duplication. 
> 
> It is clearly not obvious that such merge would not require more work
> than just packaging the two. And it is not like if there was not
> plenty of different program doing almost the same thing in debian,
> with subtle differences.

Thanks Mathieu,

you are speaking my mind exactly. Anyway, I am not a programmer, so
merging the code of wmtemp and wmgtemp is not feasible for me and I
don't think a 14k .deb is such a waste of project resources that it is
worth the effort (of a code merge or even a lengthy discussion on
debian-devel...) - or is it ?

Hopefully no one feels offended by my upload to the ftp-master queue.

Regards,
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      (    \/  __)_        Physicist, Steinbeis MBA Student
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