On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 11:11:09PM +0100, Klaus Ethgen wrote:
> As every year x-mas is coming closer and it is time to start xsnow to
> get the right feeling. :-)
> Unfortunately the package is only available for i386 and the maintainer,
> Martin Lazar, seems not to react to the bug (#457742), that is open
> since 2007. At least for amd64 it is pretty easy to build the package,
> there is no need to alter. Just apt-get build-dep xsnow; debuild; dpkg
> -i ../xsnow*.deb.
A maintainer is not supposed to have access to all architectures and build
stuff there by hand. That's the problem with non-free.
I wonder if the procedure in
> There are also other bugs, partly with a patch but no reaction of
These bugs are unfixable. The license disallows any modifications save for
the makefile. And considering how badly xsnow runs for example on my system
this makes it pretty worthless.
1KB // Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor:
// Never attribute to stupidity what can be
// adequately explained by malice.
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