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Re: RFS: wavbreaker

Hi Thomas,

On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 11:10 +0200, Free Ekanayaka wrote:
> Hi all,
> |--==> Bart Martens writes:
>   BM> On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 23:27 +0200, Thomas Perl wrote:
>   >>I am looking for a sponsor for my package "wavbreaker".
>   >>* Package name    : wavbreaker
>   >>Version         : 0.7.9-1
>   >>The ITP for the original wavbreaker is here:
>   >>http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=282456
>   BM> Have you agreed with the owner of the ITP to take over the ITP?
> Thanks for having contacted me, I opened that ITP a long time ago, and
> I add the package ready, but never uploaded it as it was considered a
> duplicate of wavsplit. Anyway I still think that wavbreaker is a
> different beast, as it has a GUI.
> If you have started working on wavbreaker again please go on, 

So the owner of the ITP agrees that you take over the ITP.

> if you
> need a sponsor for the uplaod I would be glad to do that. 

So you could ask Free Ekanayaka to sponsor your package.

> It would
> also suggest the package to be included in Debian Multimedia project,
> as it is listed as one of the packages to work on:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/DevelopPackaging
> Practically this means setting the Maintainer to 
> Debian Multimedia Team <debian-multimedia@lists.debian.org>
> and including the actual maintainers in Uploaders. We are also using
> SVN to track the package sources and be able to collaborate working on
> them (exspecially for mentored packages):
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/demudi/
> This would help the package to gain more visibility and attention, all
> upload notices and bug reports are forwarded to the debian-multimedia
> mailing list, and people can see what's going on (pretty much as with
> debian-boot or debian-kernel).

These seem valid but optional suggestions, so feel free to choose.

>   >>
>   >>This is a patched version of the original 0.7 release by Timothy D. Robinson 
>   BM> http://huli.org/wavbreaker/
>   BM> http://thpinfo.com/2006/wavbreaker/
>   BM> Have you agreed with Timothy to take over upstream development?
>   >>that fixes usability issues, adds a .desktop file, manpages and i18n support.
>   BM> Are these changes large enough to fork?
>   BM> Maybe Timothy's version 0.7 can be packaged in Debian as 0.7-1, with
>   BM> your improvements added in the .diff.gz file.  Maybe Timothy is
>   BM> interested in copying some improvements into his work.
> I agree that would be probably a good idea. 

Are you willing to do this Thomas?

> If you can please keep
> also the patch file(s) in debian/patches, instead of merging them in
> the diff.gz. This helps merging them back if new versions of the
> original wavbreaker get released (it's probably unlikely, but you
> never know).

These are valid but optional suggestions, so feel free to choose.


Bart Martens

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