Request for Help/Comments: fvwm95
fvwm95 is an ugly package and must die.
Here's the rationale:
fvwm95 is a fork off a version of fvwm2 that was current sometime in
1995. That is, it's a fork off code that's over 10 years old.
Upstream disappeared from the net sometime in 1997. There have been
no upstream changes in over 9 years.
fvwm95 is currently broken in a default etch setup because it can't
handle utf-8 locales. It also was only changed the bare minimum
necessary in the X11R6 -> X11R7 transition. The only way to make it
work is with a plain en_US or C locale. (Well, other iso-latin-1
locales probably work too, and I've had reports that iso-latin-2
locales mostly work)
I have no desire to maintain this package any more, and I have a
moderately strong desire to see this package stripped from debian, as
its presence is just ugly crud on the archive.
Therefore, here's my proposal: I propose to write and maintain a set
of configuration files for the current fvwm that cause fvwm to look
and behave the way fvwm95 does now under a C locale. The fvwm95
package will be transitioned to this new package.
Now, what do people think of this idea?
Daniel Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This message represents my own views, and not those of the Debian
project or any current or past employer.