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Bug#341702: Source code for ppower4?

Hi, Klaus and others,

On Mar 21 2006, Klaus Guntermann wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2006 at 12:18:54AM -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > Did you get my e-mail listed below? I sent it some weeks ago.
> I'm sorry to say that I do not even come to check emails on this
> address on a regular basis. Because of the high spam ratio I do not
> forward it to my current address.

If you have another e-mail address that is handier for you, please let
me know (perhaps in private mail).

> > On 03/08/06 08:16, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > > I guess that, by now, you have already had time to release the source
> > > code of PPower4 so that I can package it for Debian.
> Once again, sorry.

Ok, no problems.

> But schedule did not permit to take a look as deep as necessary into
> that. And I cannot promise anything whether this has a chance to
> improve in the future.

Well, I see that you have been quite busy (well, I am also quite busy
right now, with many lectures), but I would like to get ppower4 in
Debian proper, just to make a few things easier.

You mention that your schedule is tight. Perhaps you'd appreciate a
team-maintainance of the package? I think that we could put it under a
Subversion repository, say, at svn.debian.org or at developer.berlios.de
(I have an account on both).

Also, more frequent releases would be nice, to track the fast pace at
which the Open Source Java implementations are working.

One thing, BTW, that I should mention is that ppower4 is being excluded,
in its current form, from some distributions (say, the texlive
distribution for Debian that Norbert Preining is working on) exactly due
to the fact that we don't have the sources for generating the program.

Thank you very much, Rogério Brito.

Rogério Brito : rbrito@ime.usp.br : http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito
Homepage of the algorithms package : http://algorithms.berlios.de
Homepage on freshmeat:  http://freshmeat.net/projects/algorithms/

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