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Bug#410401: scheme48: Please package new upstream version

On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 02:37:39PM +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 03:43:41AM +1100, Trent Buck wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 05:15:01PM +0100, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> >> As such, scheme48 is mostly orphaned in Debian. Do you want to
> >> adopt the Scheme48 package?
> > I'd be happy to, assuming the demands are as minimal as they appear to
> > be (one hour per week or less).  The only problem is...
> > ...I'm not a DD, and Jorgen was my sponsor.  So I haven't bothered to
> > find a new one yet (...)
> What's the situation? I intended to sponsor your, but as my failure to
> do any step in that direction in several months show, it will not
> happen in a reasonable timeframe. Have you looked for another sponsor?
> (You are welcome to take scsh, too, if you are interested.)

Well, let me summarize the salient data:

- the s48 package is easy to maintain;
- the scsh package is a horrendous spaghetti of unannotated changes to
  the source code; and
- I haven't actually *used* s48 at all lately, I still use scsh a bit.

I'm happy to take over s48 maintenance.  I can probably maintain scsh
as well, but I don't have the time to "clean up" the diff.gz (e.g. to
use quilt).

Features that I have ready for (almost) immediate upload to Debian are:

- scsh 0.6.7
- s48 1.6
- amd64 support (via i386 libs)

One feature that I have started on, but not finished, is support for
pure 64-bit systems.

I'm also reluctant to upload s48 1.6 because it *will* break slime48
in Debian.  On the other hand, slime48 isn't available for Debian, and
I suppose anyone using slime48 can always install the Etch package or
compile s48 1.3 by hand, outside of dpkg.

How about I upload the work I've already done to mentors.debian.net,
but mark it as no-sponsor-needed?  I'll try to do that this week, but
I'll hold off any other action until I hear back from you.
Trent Buck

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