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Re: Bug#661565: ITP: nyancat -- Terminal-based Pop Tart Cat animation

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 04:05:12PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>On Tue, 2012-02-28 at 11:52 +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Jonathan McCrohan wrote:
>> >Package: wnpp
>> >Severity: wishlist
>> >Owner: Jonathan McCrohan <jmccrohan@gmail.com>
>> >
>> >* Package name    : nyancat
>> >  Version         : 0.1
>> >  Upstream Author : Kevin Lange <k@dakko.us>
>> >* URL             : http://miku.acm.uiuc.edu/
>> >* License         : NCSA
>> >  Programming Lang: C
>> >  Description     : Terminal-based Pop Tart Cat animation 
>> >
>> >Nyancat is an animated, color, ANSI-text telnet server that renders a loop of
>> >the classic Nyan Cat animation. Nyancat can also be run as a standalone program
>> >in a local terminal if telnet functionality is not required.
>> And what value does this bring to Debian?
>Are such amusements only permitted as Easter eggs now?  (apt-get moo?)

I've just done lots of QA work tracking down build failures while
bootstrapping a new architecture, typically in pet packages that have
gone largely unmaintained after a small number of uploads. That
experience makes me leery of accepting yet more crap into Debian in
the first place, especially joke-of-the-week stuff like this. nyancat
will stay alive elsewhere on the net for anybody who cares, we don't
need it.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"I can't ever sleep on planes ... call it irrational if you like, but I'm
 afraid I'll miss my stop" -- Vivek Dasmohapatra

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