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Bug#204733: ITP: gqview1.3 -- a simple image viewer using gtk2

#include <hallo.h>
* Norbert Tretkowski [Sat, Aug 09 2003, 09:03:31PM]:
> Package: wnpp
> Version: N/A; reported 2003-08-09
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : gqview1.3
>   Version         : 1.3.2
>   Upstream Author : John Ellis <gqview@email.com>
> * URL             : http://gqview.sourceforge.net/
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : a simple image viewer using gtk2
> After the discussion around #197734 I decided to create a separate
> package of the development branch from gqview.

Please don't. Debian strategy of releasing major versions (coped with
our major releases) fails completely on packages where upstream
maintainers follow a similar policy with extra long freeze times.
Waiting for a stable release of such packages brings problems that are
worse than the out-of-date-ness of Woody have been: users keep
complaining about missing features, pestering upstream and making them
think bad things about Debian ("my last beta of new version was almost
the same as final and just took three monts in the freeze, but those
Debian idiots take my outdated, fscking old version which has not been
maintained for almost two years") ignoring the fact that the
misunderstand is caused by the clash of development cycles. This
happened with cdrtools and nobody was happy afterwards.

I use Gqview 1.3.x (self-compiled) and there were no stability problems
so far. I am amazed about Ryan's ignorance in this case,
having the bad feeling that he is no longer interessted in maintaining
the package.


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