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Re: Sponsor for Flare 1.0

On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 07:39:36PM +0200, Berke Durak wrote:
> Hello all,
> I think Flare is ready.  You can get it at
> http://abaababa.ouvaton.org/ara/
> George Danchev has made a .deb for it and volunteers for
> maintaining flare.  Thomas Schoepf is currently maintaining ara.
> I have to backport changes from flare to ara or merge the two
> packages somehow.
> I don't know anything about the sponsoring process.  Is there still time
> to have hope of having flare & ara included in the upcoming Debian
> release ?
> Could you all sort this out somehow ?  It seems that Debian lacks
> a good package search tool (or have I missed it ?) and that would also
> be good publicity for Ocaml.
> I'm willing to do the codefixes necessary.  In particular I'll do the manpage
> (by ripping it from ara and updating the syntx).

I Berke,

I think the best idea is to get an alioth account, and then to be added to
debian-ocaml-maint project (or whatever it is called). Once you have the
account just mail us and we will add you and Thomas, unless you are already
there, and then starting adding the packages in the svn repo (ara is there
already, so maybe best would be to add another package in the ara directory or
something such). Once that is done, it is really easy for us to sponsor the

Also, hurrying a bit would be worthwhile, since the debian non-base freeze
should be any day now (by end of october maybe), so there is not much time
left, and the package needs to be NEW processed by an ftp-master too.


Sven Luther

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