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Re: pandoc - debian packager wanted

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 09:59:59AM -0700, John MacFarlane wrote:
> +++ Trent W. Buck [Mar 17 09 18:31 ]:
> > John MacFarlane <jgm@berkeley.edu> writes:
> > > Is anybody out there interested in packaging pandoc and its
> > > dependencies zip-archive and highlighting-kate?  [...] The latest
> > > debian release is 0.46; pandoc is now up to 1.2.
> > 
> > I might in about six months, but not right now.  I'm the documentation
> > manager for Darcs, and one thing that I'm looking at long-term is
> > replacing the existing doc mess ("darcs help foo", manpage and LaTeX
> > user manual) by linking to pandoc such that "darcs help" can emit all
> > three formats.
> > 
> > But currently, I don't use pandoc at all, and Darcs is unlikely to be
> > adopting it for the 2.3 release in July.  So I'm a bit nervous about
> > taking over Debian maintenance right now.
> > 
> > I'm happy to look into doing a one-off packaging bump in order to get
> > the current upstream stable release into Debian, but I don't want to be
> > fielding user bugs for software I know nothing about.
> I should be able to take care of all the user bugs, except those that
> relate to the more arcane aspects of debian packaging.  So I expect
> that, after the initial setup, there wouldn't be much for you to do.

I should be able to take an initial look sometime this week.
Are you (John) available on IRC at all?

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