Re: RFS: remotepad-server
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- Subject: Re: RFS: remotepad-server
- From: Alexandre Rossi <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:54:19 +0100
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Thanks for your answer.
>> RemotePad is an open source application that controls the mouse cursor of
>> your desktop PC. This way, you can use your iPhone or iPod touch as a
>> wireless touchpad!
> Hmm, so this is a way of remotely injecting input events?
> . debian/copyright mentions that APSL-licensed files were stripped
> out but does not explain how to do that automatically. It would
> be nice for futureproofing (to help the next maintainer years down
> the line) to include a script to do that as a debian/rules
> get-orig-source target.
See debian/watch and debian/orig-tar.sh . Is the debian/rules
get-orig-source target required?
> . debian/copyright says:
> <Copyright © 2008-2009 tenjin.org>
> Are the angle brackets needed? Are they from upstream or something?
OK I'll remove those.
> . The license explanation in debian/copyright could be more concrete.
> In particular, some files appear to be GPL-3+, no?
Yes they are. I updated debian/copyright and I'll upload a new version
of the package in a few days, should I get more comments.
> I realize that most of debian/copyright is taken from upstream. So
> perhaps some of these suggestions would need to be passed on first.
You mean submitted upstream? OK, I'll forward those.
> Based on the package description, it seems this package requires a
> client that uses iOS to be useful. Is that true? Could it be
> generalized? Given that users will need to find a copy of the client
> anyway, why should the server be distributed as part of Debian?
The packages requires a client that uses iOS to be usefull. But it is
the only free solution (and DFSG-free on the server side) for that
particular use case that I know of.
The server could be distributed as part of Debian to save users from
compiling it by hand and installing it out of the dpkg database. There
are a few blog or forum posts explaining how to do the "make && make
install" which means there is interest.
Thanks a lot for the comments.