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Bug#981751: RFS: freewheeling/0.6.4-1.1 [RC] [NMU] [ITS] support fluidsynth2 (Closes: #946863)

Hi bill

On 2021-02-03 10:34:37 -0500, bill-auger wrote:
> Package: sponsorship-requests
> Severity: important
> Tags: ftbfs patch
> X-Debbugs-Cc: bill-auger@programmer.net
> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for the 'freeewheeling' package:
>  * Package name    : freeewheeling
>    Version         : 0.6.4-1.1
>    Upstream Author : bill-auger <bill-auger@programmer.net>
>  * URL             : http://freewheeling.sourceforge.net
>  * License         : GPL2+
>  * Vcs             : https://salsa.debian.org/multimedia-team/freewheeling.git
>    Section         : sound
> It builds those binary packages:
>   freewheeling - live looping musical instrument
> To access further information about this package, please visit the following URL:
>   https://mentors.debian.net/package/freewheeling/
> Alternatively, one can download the package with dget using this command:
>   dget -x https://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/f/freewheeling/freewheeling_0.6.4-1.1.dsc
> Changes since the last upload:
>   * support fluidsynth2 (Closes: #946863)
>   * fix thread-count race condition during memory-manager init
>   * enable pckeyboard interface

The change to nettle-dev is not documented. What's the reason for the


> note that the two additional patches are not strictly necessary, WRT the RC bug;
> but they are rather important, and are taken from the current upstream sources -
> upgrading to the current upstream version would also fix the RC bug; but it was
> suggested to me, that back-porting the important changes onto the existing debian
> sources, would increase the chances of finding a sponsor
> this program has been broken in debain since fluidsynth v1 was dropped - i am
> the upstream maintainer; and i normally build .deb packages on OBS; so it would
> not be much extra effort to mind the debian package, if help is needed - at the
> suggestion of the debian-mia team, i have also filed a ITS bug (#981633), for in
> case the debian maintainer does not respond
> at this time, help is clearly needed - the RC bug (#946863), including a proposed
> patch to fix it, is over a year old, with no acknowlegment by the maintainer - 
> FWIW, support for fluidsynth2 was added upstream, nearly a year before that became
> a problem affecting debian - about one month after fluidsynth v1 was dropped from
> debian, the debian-multimedia team put the packaging under salsa VCS, and prepared
> the current upstream release; which included the changes needed for debian-fitness,
> and made the BTS patch unnecessary - the package is not team mainatined though;
> and they did not do an NMU, assuming that the maintainer (who is also on the
> debian-multimedia team) would do it - unfortunately, that did not happen though;
> and the package was dropped from [testing] this week; which is what prompted me to act now

Sebastian Ramacher

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