Bug#524149: Hey! Lets fix this for Wheezy
BLT needs fixing RIGHT NO. No more delay.
If the maintainer of this package is not a blt user, I can understand
that this does not seem like a big thing. But, speaking bluntly, blt is
an old piece of software that is barely (if at all maintained) by its
original author. Nevertheless, we are heavily dependent upon it in our
research. All the other distributions except Debian have patched this
thing. Lets step forward. please.
In the Swarm Simulation System, we use blt to draw graphs as simulations
run. This was awesome in tcktk <= 8.4. Blt DOES NOT WORK AT ALL with
I first ran into this problem when I was an Ubuntu user. Here's the bug
report about it there.
It seems obvious to me this should have been done in Debian in 2010. If
Ubuntu did it, why not Debian.
For details on the fix, please skip down to:
I did not write the fix. The Fedora blt maintainers wrote two patches
for blt in 2010. Since then, I have been applying those patches to blt
packaging on my Ubuntu and Debian. They work fine.
So, to the package maintainer, please consider installing these patches
I just re-compiled blt on Debian Wheezy beta 4. It doesn't run as
compiled, but it does run as patched.
Please let me know what is holding us back on this.
Paul E. Johnson email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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