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Re: Looking for ideas for merging a micro package...

On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 02:31:35PM +0200, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> Le 03/09/2013 11:52, Paul Wise a écrit :
> > On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> > 
> >>   Never mind. My current problem is that I have no idea which current
> >> package to contact to ask for a inclusion. It is not important enough
> >> to be included in packages such as util-linux and few (no?) system/devel
> >> packages already have a dependency on ruby (ie adding the pagemap script
> >> would add a dependency on ruby).
> > 
> > I would suggest inclusion in util-linux is the way forward, possibly
> > with a rewrite in C or whatever languages are accepted in util-linux.
> The rewrite in C will wait for a volunteer (it is not easy/convenient
> to handle strings and it becomes a lot more difficult to improve/
> maintain)
>   For a rewrite in another script language (perl ? python ?), as the
> primary author (Brice Videau) likes ruby a lot, I think it will also
> have to wait for a volunteer. Note that it is not really difficult.
> But it takes time, the current program "works" and it is not "fun"
> for upstream author.
>   So, I'm looking for a package that would accept this ruby script
> (I will probably ask linux-util anyway if nobody has other suggestions)
> and I will keep it in my perso repository until then.

Don't kill yourself over this, if there's really nothing else that makes
sense, you can just say that and re-dput :)

We just want to ensure that the tradeoff is worth it, and needed :)

>   Regards,
>     Vincent


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