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Re: RFS - mapcatcher

This looks like a package in which debian gis might be interested, I
have added them in cc.

I cannot sponsor your upload, but will still try to review it. Some
comments already:
* I'm no legal expert, but I guess that while using google maps you
are breaking their license. You should find out whether it is ok to
distribute such a program in debian (perhaps debian-legal?). This
should not be an issue when openstreetmaps/... is used.
* Why is the package name mapcatcher? Wouldn't it be less confusing to
use gmapcatcher, like upstream?
* README.Debian; legacy.diff: remove these files
* debian/control: last standards version is 3.9.0 - check if your
package complies and bump the version

Anyway, thanks for your work!

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Mark <markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi prospective Mentors  :-)
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "mapcatcher".
> * Package name    : mapcatcher
>  Version         :
>  Upstream Author : Helder Sepulveda<helderse..@gmail.com>
> * URL             :http://code.google.com/p/gmapcatcher
> * License         : GPL V2 +
>  Section         : web
> It builds these binary packages:
> mapcatcher - GMapCatcher is an offline maps viewer.
> The package appears to be lintian clean.
> The upload would fix these bugs: 589254
> My motivation for maintaining this package is: mapcatcher [GMapCatcher] is a
> fast, quickly-developing python map viewer that includes gps integration;
> download maps while connected to the internet, then it works as a map viewer
> /
> gps for good. Includes satellite / terrain / hybrid maps when the map
> service supports them; it downloads the map tiles that are the basis of web
> map services; it already includes 8 of the major web map services, as well
> as integration of all the various gps hardware that gpsd supports. Advanced
> downloading features allow downloads of large areas / details of paths. It
> looks as though it is basically the pre-eminent app in its field, so would
> be
> a worthy addition to the debian repos.
> The package may be found at mentors.debian.net:
> - URL:http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/mapcatcher
> - Source repository: deb-srchttp://mentors.debian.net/debian  unstable main
> contrib non-free
> -
> dgethttp://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/mapcatcher/mapcatcher_0.7.2.0-1.dsc
> I would be very pleased were someone to kindly upload the package for me.
> Kind regards
> Mark Benjamin
> http://www.halloit.com
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