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Re: Packaging Gzstream?

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am interested in a set of programs, the ‘BEDtools’, whose source includes a
> convenience copy of the gzstream library.
> http://bedtools.googlecode.com
> http://www.cs.unc.edu/Research/compgeom/gzstream/
> A quick apt-file search indicates that at least two other packages (CCed) may
> be using the gzstream library, k3d and freecad. So it seems that it would
> make sense to package the gzstream library separately.
> But I notice that this library has not been updated since 2003, and obviously,
> if only two programs in Debian are using it, there may be a more suitable
> alternative, that would be worth suggesting to the authors of BEDtools.
> Does anybody has a good recommendation to replace gzstream by something more
> “mainstream” without too much work? If not, are there volunteers to co-maintain
> gzstream in Debian (it looks simple, but since I am not a C programmer, I am
> not comfortable with library packaging).

GDCM is using zipstream.


I do not remember why I gave up on gzstream (license issue ?). I
cannot volunteer -at the moment-, but I can help with C programming


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