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Re: Bug#436550: RFA: glipper - A clipboard manager for GNOME

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You can orphan the package, or make a request for help.

Neil Williams wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
> X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Glipper is currently my package in Debian at 0.95.1-3 and that version
> is written in C and uses a binary data file which has raised one bug
> (#436078).
> There is now a new release that closes this bug, my problem is that
> v1.0 is a ground-up rewrite in Python! Essentially, glipper v1.0 is a
> completely different package internally. (Previous translations have
> also been lost.)
> I have no python experience, no python packages and no ability to do
> anything if (when) python code goes wrong. I don't want to have to
> learn python just for glipper (don't have time).
> So - I don't see what I can do except request adoption of glipper, it
> just seems so weird to leave a package which is active while I am also
> active.
> Anyone fancy taking on glipper?
> I don't think there's any point retaining the old C package - that code
> is already dead upstream.
> Currently, there is no RCS for the debian packaging for glipper - I was
> using CDBS and the current watch file needs editing to look for a
> tar.bz2 instead of the previous tar.gz.
> There is an issue with migrating from 0.95.1 to 1.0 - the ~/.glipper
> directory needs to be removed.
> Glipper v1.0 is also now GNOME only, support for other window managers
> has not been implemented in the python version.

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