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Re: RFS: fizsh

Dear mentors,

I would like to provide some more information on FIZSH:

FIZSH is intended to be an easy front-end to ZSH, so that it can serve
as a first shell for starting developers and UNIX lovers. Many of them
are drawn to BASH, because it is the default shell on many systems.
Some may try ZSH, but they may give up after they see the message "You
are seeing this message because you have no zsh startup files".

FIZSH is meant to give such people an easier start. It provides a
similar interface as FISH, which aims to be an easy shell as well
(http://fishshell.com). Like FISH, FIZSH provides syntax-highlighting
and an intuitively appealing history-search widget. These widgets are
maintained at https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-syntax-highlighting and
respectively. (I am a major contributor to the FIZSH's history-search

Unlike FISH, FIZSH accepts Bourne compatible syntax. It inherits this
feature from ZSH. This enables users of FIZSH to use many snippets
from the internet. This feature of snippets in Bourne compatible
syntax is not available to people who use FISH.

My intention for writing FIZSH, is definitely not to provide an
competitor to ZSH. The goal of FIZSH is to make life easier for people
who have not yet managed to tweak their ZSH configuration. These
people may later migrate to ZSH, and add FIZSH's and possibly other
useful ZSH features to their startup scripts.

Also, note that the FIZSH package does not at all interfere with files
installed by ZSH. FIZSH deploys its own configuration files. So it
will never mess up someone's existing ZSH configuration.

The uploaded package is more or less "lintian clean". There is one
message about hyphens in the man page. It says they might be intended
as minus signs. However, the hyphens used are intended to be actual
hyphens. I will clarify this by using "\(hy" in the next release

Best wishes,

Guido van Steen

On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Guido van Steen
<vansteen@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "fizsh".
>  * Package name    : fizsh
>   Version         : 1.0.2-1
>   Upstream Author : Guido van Steen (myself)
>  * URL             : http://sourceforge.net/projects/fizsh/
>  * License         : Modified BSD License
>   Section         : shells
> To access further information about this package, please visit the
> following URL:
>  http://mentors.debian.net/package/fizsh
> Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:
>  dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/f/fizsh/fizsh_1.0.2-1.dsc
> I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> Kind regards,
> Guido van Steen

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