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Re: RFS: codelite

> Dear mentors,


First, thanks for the effort packaging such a beast. I didn't look at the 
package properly (sorry, lack of time), but I had a look at your 
debian/copyright which makes me think that you at least went through the code.

> The upload would fix these bugs: 516896
> The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/c/codelite
> - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
> main contrib non-free
> - dget
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/c/codelite/codelite_1.0.2893+dfs
> In addition, this package is already in Ubuntu --
> http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/codelite

I have some questions which might need a broader discussion, before we proceed 
(I don't place any burden on you to answer them, of course, but your opinion 
would be appreciated as well): 

It seems like there is a great part of users who are not so happy with the 
current C/C++ IDE available in Debian, hence they are packaging more and more 
C/C++ IDE's, like codelite and codeblocks [1], which are both already 
available in Ubuntu (can't comment on their quality since I've never used them 
[2]). Packaging and _properly maintaining_ such large and complex code bases 
is a tremendous effort, since amongst other things they tend to embed almost 
any kind of libraries and external projects (except libc;-) to make their life 
"easier". Therefore having a clear view on the following would probably safe 
people's time checking unneeded prospective packages and would hopefully add 
quality to existing ones:

Do we really need more C/C++ IDE's?
Which one: a) codelite, b) codeblocks, c) both, d) other?
(a side note: cooperating with Ubuntu's maintainers seems like a win-win 
situation to me).

[1] ITP: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=304570
(lots of interested users, but nothing yet)
[2] Jen Lody's unofficial packages, I saw some of my colleagues to use happily: 

P.S. and yes, I'm not a fan Eclipse CDT nor I have any feeling with MSVC 
though I use it daily.

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