Bug#650394: updated packages available
On Thu, 07 Aug 2014, Brian Hinz wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Yaroslav Halchenko
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> - I see that there is some packaging available in upstream sources now,
> done by Brian (CCed). Brian -- would you be interested to join our
> tigervnc Debian packaging team to not duplicate efforts and avoid
> proliferation of tigervnc debian package names?
> See https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-tigervnc/
> all packaging is under Git and I am looking at changes from Matthias
> Hi Yaroslav,
> Thanks for reaching out.
Hi Brian, thanks for getting back!
> Yes, I would like be involved in the debian
> packaging effort. However, in the interest of full disclosure I should
> admit that (1) as you've probably already guessed from my packages, I'm a
> novice at building debian packages, and (2) my bandwidth is all but
> crippled at the moment (though I'll assist in whatever way I can).
That is perfectly fine -- even minor feedback from you on our
approach/problems, have you spotted some, could be very valuable!
> I have some questions about your package:
> (1) Where is the java viewer? Being as it's my primary contribution to
> the project, I'd kinda like to see it included ;)
I guess we have not packaged that one yet :-/ yet another TODO ;) Is
Java viewer functioning fine with OpenJDK implementation?
> (2) Have all of Pierre's Fltk patches been incorporated into the native
> debian Fltk package?
hm, personally -- don't know. looking at the packaging 1.3.2-6 we have
doesn't seems to carry this one, http://www.fltk.org/str.php?L2599,
which was not even accepted upstream... so we might indeed need to
proceed with a somewhat impaired functionality for now (if that is not
> If not, the viewer will lack full functionality. (I
> realize that statically linking the fltk libs into our binary is
> problematic from a distro point of view).
my primary goal would be to get tigervnc accepted to Debian proper, i.e.
for us to address original "concerns". And then we could beef it up ;-)
Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
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Research Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences Dept.
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