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Bug#312740: Request regarding ROTE library


Thanks for the reply.  A new release soon after the change would be
nice.  If not, please let us know and I can grab a new CVS snapshot with
which to package a new Debian version.


As soon as the dependency on roteprivate.h can be removed, the way will
be clear for an official Debian package.  It should be only a few days
after you make the new version of anyterm available that a package will
be in Sid.


On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 12:20:54AM -0300, Bruno Oliveira wrote:
> a patch to add that funcionality would be most welcome. As for the
> reading of the pty descriptor, I guess there should be an interface
> function for returning it, rather than moving the field to rote.h.
> That way binary compatibility won't be broken.
> I'm a little short on time so I'll do those modifications after july
> 4. But if any of you want to send me a patch for that I'll apply it
> right away!
> Thanks for the continued interest in my software,
> Bruno
> On 6/23/05, Roberto C. Sanchez <roberto@familiasanchez.net> wrote:
> > Bruno,
> > 
> > I am working on packaging your ROTE library for Debian, as I am also
> > packaging anyterm, which depends on ROTE.  I have a couple of requests.
> > 
> > First, would it be possible for you to modify the library build process
> > to create a librote.a and librote.la for inclusion in the development
> > version of the library package?
> > 
> > Second, would it be possible for you to include the information from
> > roteprivate.h used by anyterm [0] in the rote.h header?  I ask this
> > becuase it is not possible for the Debian package build system to make
> > roteprivate.h, which is only in the source of rote, available during the
> > build of anyterm.  This leaves only a couple of options, none of which
> > are acceptable.  Specifically, the anyterm pacakge would need to
> > include a copy of roteprivate.h (which would couple the two packages too
> > tightly), or Phil would need to include a copy of the rote source in
> > anyterm, which misses the point of a library.
> > 
> > I have emailed Phil about this, but this is not a very high priority for
> > him since the current setup works for him and the changes we need to
> > make this happen will cause you difficulties by breaking binary
> > compatibility in your library.
> > 
> > If you would be willing to accept patches for inclusion in the next
> > release or if there is anything else we can do, please let me know.
> > 
> > -Roberto
> > 
> > [0] http://anyterm.org/1.1/install.html
> > 
> > --
> > Roberto C. Sanchez
> > http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
> > 
> > 
> > 
> -- 
> Bruno Takahashi C. de Oliveira

Roberto C. Sanchez

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