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Re: Next package in the long not maintained list: avce00

I think avce00 is essentially in maintenance mode and unlikely to ever
get new features since it's just for reading old ArcInfo e00 files. This
feature is important though for being able to still read all sorts of
legacy files (a lot from gov agencies) into GRASS and convert them to
shapefiles for other apps. So we should do our best to keep it working.

Perhaps the GDAL project wants to adopt it if it's lacking caretakers.

drawmap - never heard of it, not really sure what it does, might be
feature complete or end of life.


On 01/24/2014 06:42 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi again,
> sorry for the noise I realised that my script seems to have missed the
> later upload of avce00 which is just in Git (and not as aged as I
> claimed below).  My next target is mkgmap and this is really needed by
> me (actually this package was one of the reasons I joined Debian GIS)
> and it might become tricky.  I'll start my work in Git and will you
> keep informed about the status.
> Kind regards
>        Andreas.
> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 03:03:12PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
>> Hi,
>> since I have not got any answer to my questions on the list whether to
>> upgrade or delete drawmap I agreed with Francesco to remove it from
>> Debian (#736487).  (This is your very last chance to respond to the
>> said bug report that it should rather be kept if you are interested.)
>> The next package on the list of Debian GIS maintained packages is avce00
>> (uploaded 2008-06-03).  I'd volunteer to move the package from SVN to
>> Git and upgrade the packaging provided somebody confirms that this.  It
>> has a few users but was not updated upstream since 2006.  Please fill in
>> the following form:
>>   [ ] Yes, Andreas, please spend some time cycles of your spare time
>>       to upgrade the packaging
>>   [ ] Lets drop the package from Debian, there are alternatives for
>>       this package namely ...
>> Kind regards
>>        Andreas.
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