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Re: News about unixcw?

Hi Kamal,

Thank you for your reply.
Hereby I'm taking over this project. I will create a new project on one of websites hosting FLOSS projects (probably sf.net) within a week, and then decide about further steps. I will also check what exactly "sponsor a Debian upload of a new upstream package" means :)

I will start with original source tree (2.3-13), without your patches, as I hope to solve Debian bugs #567392 and #567394 by slightly changing the way the libcw generates tones. The next step would be adding ALSA support, and perhaps solve this problem:

Best regards,

On 07.09.2011 02:00, Kamal Mostafa wrote:
Hi Kamil and Simon-

On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 21:31 +0200, Kamil Ignacak wrote:
Hi Simon,

Thank you very much for the answer. In that case I will try to look
further and see if anyone else is currently the main developer of the
package already.

Kamal: could you please let me know if you consider yourself the owner
of the package? If not then I would like to step in and take over this
project. Please do let me know.

No, I don't consider myself the owner of the package.  Given Simon's
blessing there, I think you can feel free to start bringing it back to
life again.  Please note that its "orphaned" status in Debian, and the
large number of outstanding bug reports:

I am a Debian Developer and a member of the Debian Hams group, and I
would quite willing to adopt and sponsor a Debian upload of a new
upstream package of unixcw if you do improve upon it (and I could help
with packaging issues as well, but I'm afraid I'm too swamped to take on
a more active role in development for it).

Thanks in advance for your efforts!


Best regards,

On 06.09.2011 10:31, Simon Baldwin wrote:
Hi Kamil,

Thanks for the email, and your interest in Unixcw.

I haven't updated the package for a while now, and don't really expect
to do anything to it in the way of improvement in the foreseeable
future. I know that Kamal has created a few patches for it to help to
keep it up to date with current Linux releases, and I'm very grateful to
him for doing this. I guess the program is sort-of looking for a new
owner at present, and if somebody wanted to take it over I'd be fine
with that.

Best regards,


*From:* Kamil Ignacak<acerion@wp.pl>
*To:* simon_baldwin@yahoo.com
*Cc:* kamal@whence.com; packages@qa.debian.org
*Sent:* Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 19:05
*Subject:* News about unixcw?

Hi Simon,

Recently I've started using cwcp program from unixcw package to learn
Morse code. I find it very useful, but I have also noticed that the
program has some problems. Some of them have been addressed by patches
created by Kamal Mostafa
<https://launchpad.net/%7Ekamalmostafa/+archive/unixcw-fixes>). I have
implemented some changes in my local copy of cwlib myself as well.

I would like to ask you whether you still actively maintain this
package, and if you accept any patches or other kind of help with the

I'm adding in CC some people who may be interested in any news about the

Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Kamil Ignacak

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