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Re: [project idea] Package in Debian Pencil

On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 5:41 PM Alexandre Viau <aviau@debian.org> wrote:
On 2018-08-23 08:34 AM, Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> While looking for open-source mockup tools I could find only this one:
> https://pencil.evolus.vn/ which does not seem to be packaged in Debian.
> The aim of this project would be to package this tool for Debian (so
> that it can be installed with `apt install ...`).

That would be great.

I have used Pencil in the past for simple mockups and at the time I
could not find another app that was as simple as Pencil and provided
equal functionality.

However, Pencil is an Electron[1] app. Debian still has not packaged any
electron app.

As far as I know, we are still far from being able to ship electron in

I don't know how up-to-date it is, but this page can be used to track
the progress of packaging electron:
 - https://wiki.debian.org/_javascript_/Nodejs/Tasks/electron

Having electron in Debian would allow for many other popular apps for
our users:
 - atom[2]
 - Signal[3]
 - etc.

Well, you seem to know the state of affairs much better than me.
If it is coupled with packaging electron, atom and other particles as well,
then it can be a great project.

1. https://electronjs.org/
2. https://atom.io/
3. https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop


Alexandre Viau

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