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Re: Packaging the nusoap PHP lib instead of embedded copies ?

Le dimanche 24 mai 2009 à 09:28 +0200, Patrick Schoenfeld a écrit :
> Hi Olivier,

> > 
> > FYI, the package has been made, sponsored, uploaded and accepted
> > (thanks, that was quick ;), and is now available at :
> > http://packages.qa.debian.org/n/nusoap.html
> I have mixed feeling about this. Of course it is good that someone went
> on and packaged it, but.. are you able to support it over the usual
> Debian work?

I hope so.

>  Because actually I removed the parts from the mantis packaging
> that used nusoap as I feared that using a bundled code copy is already
> bad, but using a dead-upstream bundled code-copy is even worse.

Sure... but at the same time, as it is used in quite a few packages for
SOAP webservices interface, I very much expect that either all of them
are unsafe, or nobody really uses it...

Anyway, have you a particular concern with specific pieces of the code ?

> Well, I now realize that upstream might not be dead.. its last release
> was 4 years ago but there were quiet a lot commits. These fix some
> bugs.. are they included in the packaging?

Not yet.

>  Do yo work with upstream to make a release sooner or later?

I suppose I shall try and do that sooner or later.

But any help will of course be welcome.

Best regards,
Olivier BERGER <olivier.berger@it-sudparis.eu>
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 1024D/6B829EEC
Ingénieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut TELECOM, SudParis (http://www.it-sudparis.eu/), Evry (France)

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