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Re: What to do about libofx?

I believe the new gnucash maintainer is planning to work on libofx as well for this reason.

On May 3, 2011 6:47 PM, "Bryan Donlan" <bdonlan@gmail.com> wrote:
> The package libofx has not been updated in three years, and has severe
> outstanding (fixed in upstream) crash bugs against it. The result of
> this is that gnucash will crash if one attempts to import data from
> american express into it. It appears that upstream has tried
> contacting the maintainer[1] recently with little success; I have sent
> an email of my own a few days ago, and am CCing him on this mail as
> well.
> I've created an updated version of the package and pushed it to
> github[2] as a git-buildpackage formatted repository; in a situation
> like this, should I wait for a while to see if my own mail to the
> maintainer is responded-to, or simply go and request a NMU here
> immediately? If the latter, is the github package good enough, or
> should I upload to mentors.debian.org?
> Also, in the package I pushed, I made a number of lintian fixes and
> other cleanups; would these be considered beyond the scope of a NMU?
> Please note: As I use Ubuntu on my desktop computer, I'm not sure if
> I'd be a good candidate for a proper maintainer, as I can't test in a
> native debian environment. I have, however, performed cowbuilder
> builds using a debian-unstable chroot environment, and tested the
> resulting binaries with gnucash on my ubuntu system. If this isn't a
> problem, though, I'd be happy to take maintainership of the package.
> [1] - http://gnucash.1415818.n4.nabble.com/Getting-LibOFX-0-9-4-in-distributions-td3463572.html
> [2] - https://github.com/bdonlan/libofx

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