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Re: NX packages [and looking for a sponsor]

On Monday 23 August 2004 09:51, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, Peter Rockai (mornfall) wrote:
> > I was asked to write to this list, because supposedly someone of the
> > Skolelinux crew is working on NX packaging. So i would like to point you
> > at the ITP filed on nx (#255850) and the packages available in the
> > repository:
> >
> > deb http://www.kalyxo.org/debian/ experimental main
> > deb-src http://www.kalyxo.org/debian/ experimental main
> >
> > You can of course get the source as well. The packages were done in an
> > FHS compliant way and were tested on several machines. They however
> > contain no nxserver or nxclient as of now, but i'll be working with
> > Fabian Franz and Joseph Wenninger on integrating FreeNX and kNX stuff
> > with them. I'll send an update when there's something new.
> Many thanks for this information.  I also think that this while very
> interesting for debian-edu in special also an issue on debian-devel.  BTW,
> the URL above contains more interesting packages.  Do you have trouble
> finding a sponsor for these packages or are there other reasons why they
> stay outside Debian? I would really hate if finding a sponsor would holding
> back NX from entering Debian.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to think
> about moving the existing packages to debian experimental.  This would have
> the following advantages:
>    1) Sponsoring procedure would be established.
>    2) Packages would enter the override file which needs about 1-2 weeks
> for new packages
>    3) Would attract more developers to help
Thinking of this, i think i am prepared to take this next step (upload to 
debian experimental). This means i'm now looking for a sponsor. Please do not 
upload the current version, i'm working on an update, which will also contain 
nxviewer and nxdesktop, which means 2 new packages and i'll probably move 
tunnel scripts into an own source package.

As for the GPL nxserver (freenx) and nxclient (knx) components, if everything 
goes well, i should have the packages ready and publishable this week. They 
will be in separate source packages, too.
> Kind regards
>          Andreas.


PS: Sorry for crossposting. Also please keep me in CC for replies addressed at 
me (i don't read lists that often).

Peter Rockai (mornfall), mornfall()logisys!dyndns!org, mornfall.homeip.net
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at.
                       -- (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

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