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Bug#634847: ITP: xul-ext-dactyl -- keyboard-accessible user interfaces for XUL-based applications

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Michael Schutte <michi@debian.org>

[Cc-ing pkg-mozext-maintainers, whom I’d like to join for packaging
this, and Vimperator maintainer Francois Marier]

* Package name    : dactyl
  Version         : 1.0~b6.1
  Upstream Author : Doug Kearns <dougkearns@gmail.com>,
                    Kris Maglione <maglione.k@gmail.com>,
                    Martin Stubenschrott <stubenschrott@vimperator.org>
* URL             : http://dactyl.sourceforge.net/
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: JavaScript (XUL)
  Description     : keyboard-accessible user interfaces for XUL-based applications

The Dactyl project offers Vim-inspired, keyboard-accessible user
interfaces for Iceweasel/Firefox (Pentadactyl), Icedove/Thunderbird
(Teledactyl), and Songbird (Melodactyl).  It allows to navigate these
applications with sensible key bindings instead of the mouse.

Initially, only a xul-ext-pentadactyl binary will be provided, since the
other two extensions are still in a pre-alpha stage.

This is a fork of the Vimperator extension (which is already in Debian),
but as Vimperator is moving on [1] and Pentadactyl appears to retain its
“classic” appearance and behavior, it makes sense to offer this choice.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/vimperator-labs/wiki/Vimperator3DesignGoals

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