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Bug#941440: RFS: wxmaxima/19.09.1-1 -- GUI for the computer algebra system Maxima

Package: sponsorship-requests
Severity: normal

Dear mentors,

I am looking for a sponsor for my package "wxmaxima"

 * Package name    : wxmaxima
   Version         : 19.09.1-1
   Upstream Author : Gunter Königsmann <wxMaxima.physikbuch.de>
 * URL             : http://wxmaxima-developers.github.io/wxmaxima/
 * License         : GPL-2
 * Vcs             : https://github.com/wxMaxima-developers/wxmaxima
   Section         : math

It builds those binary packages:

  wxmaxima - GUI for the computer algebra system Maxima

Maxima is a cool program as it does solve mathematical problems but unlike other programs tries to find an equation
that provides a general solution, not only a number that solves this special case:

(%i1)	eq1:x^2+x-3=y;
(eq1)	x^2+x-3=y
(%i2)	solve(%,x);
(%o2)	[x=-(sqrt(4*y+13)+1)/2,x=(sqrt(4*y+13)-1)/2]

Maxima now comes as a pure command-line utility. wxMaxima is a graphical front-end that provides maxima with 2d
Equations, can render these as Bitmap/MathJaX/SVG/EMF/RTF and contains a comfortable editor including an undo 
function, many wizards and the ability to embed text, sectioning and graphics into the worksheet.

To access further information about this package, please visit the following URL:


Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:

  dget -x https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wxmaxima/wxmaxima_19.09.1-1.dsc

Changes since the last upload:

   * A new upstream version
   * The debian package now uses GTK3
   * Bumped the standards version to 3.9.8
   * New build depends for the automatic tests: netcat-openbsd, xvfb,
     debian-file-utils and appstream-util

The new Upstream version might be important for a smooth user experience, this time, as wxMaxima makes intensive use 
of (many? most?) of the funktionalities wxWidgets offers and the GTK3 transition of debian seems to have triggered 
many bugs that have not yet been reported against the package wxMaxima - but did affect me causing me to work around 
them and to upstream the solutions before creating the release.


Gunter Königsmann

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