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Re: Packaging Gzstream?

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Mathieu Malaterre
<mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:00 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> http://www.codeproject.com/KB/stl/zipstream.aspx
> 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
> issues.

Hi all,

I would not mind getting rid of the internal copy of gzstream in
freecad, but the copy in freecad is patched, so this will not be easy
even if it is packaged to Debian.


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