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Re: regarding gerris package

On Saturday 15 April 2006 12:56, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> Hi Kamaraju,
> On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 01:33:09AM -0500, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
>  > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=354032
>  >
>  > asking for the latest version (0.8.0) of gerris which has been
>  > available since Oct 17, 2005. I have not received any reply to this
>  > bug report even after 10 days. I know that 10 days is not a very long
>  > period of time, but I just want to make sure that this package is not
>  > abandoned by you.
>  Due to reasons that I prefer not to discuss on a public mailing list, I
>  haven't worked on my packages for the last few months.

I understand it completely. I appreciate the time and effort that goes into
packaging. There are real life issues that are usually more important than
volunteering work like Deian.

>  The last time I was working on an updated gerris package I had several
>  problems, mostly related to compiler changes in unstable.  I just took
>  a look at it, and it's still not compiling.

I had no idea this was the case. I will try to compile gerris and see if I can
have any success with it. Thanks for the response.

>  If you have managed to compile a package for the newer versions, I will
>  really appreciate a patch, if there's one.

I have not tried it. I did not want to duplicate the same work. But I wil try
it now and see if a patch can be submitted.

>  > If you want to abandon this package, please let us know by filing a
>  > bug against wnpp package saying that you are orphaning this package.
>  > This allows other interested persons (like me) to at least work on
>  > this package.
>  If you are willing to take over the package I'll be happy with that.
>  Please drop me a note off-list letting me know that.

I just did not want gerris to be abandoned. I wanted to take over it only if
you were MIA. Now that you are back into action, I do not want to take over.
However, I would like to help in whatever way I can. We can definitely use
your experience in packaging this software.



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