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Bug#649603: RFS: splash -- visualisation tool astrophysics stuff [ITP]

Hi all,

I've got a personal mail from Gurkan, stating that he has no time to
continue with the package and asking me whether I could do it.

While I could prepare the package so that it can be uploaded (insert in
debian-astro's git, update to the newest version etc.), I don't want to
maintain it myself: I never used splash, and I have no idea on how to
deal with its bugs. However, splash has very good reputation, so it is
quite worth to be included in Debian.

So, my question to the more experienced here: Shall I just start, ask
for sponsorship and at the same time issue an RFA? Or is there anyone
here who has interest to take over? -- That would be the ideal solution!

Best regards


Am 13.08.2014 um 23:44 schrieb Andreas Tille:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:33:54AM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote:
>> Maybe you already know that we have now a Debian Astronomy working
>> group [2] with a mailing list [3]. Could you imagine to move the
>> packaging sources to alioth.debian.org/git/debian-astro/packages/ ?
>> This would allow a collaborative maintenance, and would also
>> increase the visibility of the package.
>> To get the package actually into Debian, could you also upload it
>> to mentors [4] and issue an Request For Sponsorship? This way your
>> package would not get forgotten again.
>> I am not a Debian Developer yet, so I cannot sponsor your package
>> myself. Could please someone here consider sponsoring?
> I could easily sponsor if the package meets Sponsering of Blends 
> criteria[1] which means the package ins in Debian Astro repository
> and on the according tasks pages.  (Note that I'm sponsering from VCS
> and not from what is uploaded to mentors.d.n.)
> Kind regards
> Andreas.
> [1] https://wiki.debian.org/DebianPureBlends/SoB

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