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RFS: veusz

Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "veusz".

* Package name    : veusz
  Version         : 1.9-2
  Upstream Author : Jeremy Sanders
* URL             : http://home.gna.org/veusz/
* License         : GPLv2+ (small PSF part)
  Section         : science

It builds these binary packages:
veusz      - A scientific plotting and graphing application

The package appears to be lintian clean.

My motivation for maintaining this package is: I'm the upstream author. Other people have tried to get a package in Debian and in Ubuntu but failed to do that. The program is quite mature now and is included in a few other distributions (e.g. Fedora). It seems a shame for Debian users to have to download a binary tar.gz to get my program to work!

If you saw the earlier version on mentors.debian.net (-1), this version now uses debhelper and python-support (rather than CDBS and python-central).

Veusz is mostly written in Python with a small amount of C and C++. It also provides a python module interface, so it is a application/module crossover (the application is just a small script accessing the module).

Lintian does suggest in wishlist that the non architecture specific part of the package (93%) should be separated. I've done a lot of web searching but haven't worked out how to get debhelper 7 and python-support to allow me to do this. The package isn't very large however (1MB deb).

Lintian also says that an extra license file is included. It is not. I've filed a lintian bug about that (#595941).

The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/v/veusz
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/v/veusz/veusz_1.9-2.dsc

I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.

Kind regards
 Jeremy Sanders

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