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Bug#703762: ITP: jdownloader -- download manager for one-click hosting sites

Am Samstag, den 23.03.2013, 13:13 +0100 schrieb Michael Stapelberg:
> Hi Benjamin,
> Thanks for working on this.
> >   Version         : 0.9.581 / 0.4
> Any chance to get jdownloader2?

I have no plans for it. Patches to the downloader script to support
jdownloader2 beta are welcome.

> >  This package contains only a dektop file and a script, which will download and
> >  launch the latest JDownloader. The downloaded files will be stored in
> >  ~/.jdownloader by default.
> I think this is not intuitive. When installing jdownloader, I’d expect
> the package to contain the actual, tested source. Especially I’d love to
> get rid of jdownloader’s horrible auto-update system.

I would love to see a proper jdownloader packaging, too.

> Could you instead package jdownloader itself?

I tried, but failed miserable. Some libraries needs to be packaged and
the upstream build system needs to be bent to build on Debian. I would
love to ditch the launcher and replace it with a proper package. This is
a lot of work. Until this work is done, I like to have this launcher in
the contrib archive. This is suboptimal, but better than nothing.

> Or at least rename the package to signal that this is merely an installer?

I think the description is clear enough (otherwise improvements are
welcome). The package is installer, launcher, and provides desktop
integration. If you have a strong opinion to rename the package, can you
provide name suggestions?

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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