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07-13-2012 12:25 AM

Work-needing packages report for Jul 13, 2012
 
The following is a listing of packages for which help has been requested
through the WNPP (Work-Needing and Prospective Packages) system in the
last week.

Total number of orphaned packages: 461 (new: 7)
Total number of packages offered up for adoption: 146 (new: 0)
Total number of packages requested help for: 64 (new: 0)

Please refer to http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/ for more information.

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The following packages have been orphaned:

ginspector (#681284), orphaned today
Installations reported by Popcon: 52

ladr (#681042), orphaned 2 days ago
Description: the LADR deduction library, development files
Installations reported by Popcon: 59

libcorona-perl (#680774), orphaned 4 days ago
Description: Coro based PSGI web server server using Coro
Installations reported by Popcon: 1

otter (#681043), orphaned 2 days ago
Description: resolution-style theorem prover
Installations reported by Popcon: 32

prover9-manual (#681044), orphaned 2 days ago
Description: documentation for Prover9 and associated programs
Installations reported by Popcon: 24

python-unac (#680459), orphaned 6 days ago
Description: Library to remove accents from string or character
Installations reported by Popcon: 24

tcpser (#681045), orphaned 2 days ago
Description: emulate a Hayes compatible modem
Installations reported by Popcon: 16

454 older packages have been omitted from this listing, see
http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned for a complete list.

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No new packages have been given up for adoption, but a total of 146 packages
are awaiting adoption. See http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa_bypackage
for a complete list.

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For the following packages help is requested:

apt-xapian-index (#567955), requested 892 days ago
Description: maintenance tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
Installations reported by Popcon: 55290

asymptote (#517342), requested 1231 days ago
Description: script-based vector graphics language inspired by
MetaPost
Installations reported by Popcon: 3194

athcool (#278442), requested 2816 days ago
Description: Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
Installations reported by Popcon: 84

balsa (#642906), requested 291 days ago
Description: An e-mail client for GNOME
Installations reported by Popcon: 258

bastille (#592137), requested 705 days ago
Description: Security hardening tool
Installations reported by Popcon: 217

boinc (#511243), requested 1281 days ago
Description: BOINC distributed computing
Installations reported by Popcon: 1672

cardstories (#624100), requested 444 days ago
Description: Find out a card using a sentence made up by another
player
Installations reported by Popcon: 4

chromium-browser (#583826), requested 774 days ago
Description: Chromium browser
Installations reported by Popcon: 10295

debtags (#567954), requested 892 days ago
Description: Enables support for package tags
Installations reported by Popcon: 2496

doc-central (#566364), requested 901 days ago
Description: web-based documentation browser
Installations reported by Popcon: 201

elvis (#432298), requested 1830 days ago
Description: powerful clone of the vi/ex text editor (with X11
support)
Installations reported by Popcon: 299

fbcat (#565156), requested 911 days ago
Description: framebuffer grabber
Installations reported by Popcon: 151

flightgear (#487388), requested 1482 days ago
Description: Flight Gear Flight Simulator
Installations reported by Popcon: 829

freeipmi (#628062), requested 413 days ago
Description: GNU implementation of the IPMI protocol
Installations reported by Popcon: 1702

gnat-4.4 (#539633), requested 1549 days ago
Description: backport bug fixes from trunk (GCC 4.5)
Installations reported by Popcon: 1646

gnat-gps (#496905), requested 1414 days ago
Description: co-maintainer needed
Installations reported by Popcon: 421

gnokii (#677750), requested 26 days ago
Description: Datasuite for mobile phone management
Installations reported by Popcon: 2495

gnupg (#660685), requested 143 days ago
Description: GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
Installations reported by Popcon: 122504

golang (#668870), requested 88 days ago
Description: Go programming language compiler - metapackage
Installations reported by Popcon: 243

gpa (#663405), requested 124 days ago
Description: GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA)
Installations reported by Popcon: 507

grub2 (#248397), requested 2985 days ago
Description: GRand Unified Bootloader
Installations reported by Popcon: 112989

hfsprogs (#557892), requested 960 days ago
Description: mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
Installations reported by Popcon: 1152

hotkey-setup (#483107), requested 1507 days ago
Description: auto-configures laptop hotkeys
Installations reported by Popcon: 3656

irssi-scripts (#663577), requested 122 days ago
Description: collection of scripts for irssi
Installations reported by Popcon: 1036

isdnutils (#661110), requested 139 days ago
Description: ISDN utilities
Installations reported by Popcon: 7993

jove (#470185), requested 1586 days ago
Description: Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs - a compact, powerful
editor
Installations reported by Popcon: 1109

lesstif2 (#551853), requested 995 days ago
Description: OSF/Motif 2.1 implementation released under LGPL
Installations reported by Popcon: 17051

libapache2-mod-python (#516501), requested 1237 days ago
Description: Python-embedding module for Apache 2
Installations reported by Popcon: 18978

libburn (#679249), requested 15 days ago
Description: library to provide CD/DVD writing functions
Installations reported by Popcon: 47230

libcap2 (#534999), requested 1110 days ago
Description: support for getting/setting POSIX.1e capabilities
Installations reported by Popcon: 115367

libept (#678382), requested 21 days ago
Description: High-level library for managing Debian package
information
Installations reported by Popcon: 19949

libisoburn (#679265), requested 15 days ago
Description: command line ISO-9660 and Rock Ridge manipulation tool
Installations reported by Popcon: 739

libisofs (#679254), requested 15 days ago
Description: library to create ISO9660 images
Installations reported by Popcon: 47044

libnss-db (#624768), requested 438 days ago
Description: NSS module for using Berkeley Databases as a naming
service
Installations reported by Popcon: 2586

libreoffice (#419523), requested 1914 days ago
Description: office productivity suite
Installations reported by Popcon: 46662

link-grammar (#556010), requested 972 days ago
Description: Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser for
English
Installations reported by Popcon: 12348

logcheck (#539944), requested 1073 days ago
Description: mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the
administrator
Installations reported by Popcon: 5113

maradns (#678460), requested 21 days ago
Description: simple security-focused Domain Name Service server
Installations reported by Popcon: 92

mdadm (#537993), requested 1086 days ago
Description: tool to administer Linux MD arrays (software RAID)
Installations reported by Popcon: 16173

mediawiki-extensions (#484545), requested 1499 days ago
Description: set of extensions for MediaWiki
Installations reported by Popcon: 463

monotone (#574609), requested 846 days ago
Description: a distributed version (revision) control system; more
maintainers needed
Installations reported by Popcon: 266

mtr (#527482), requested 1162 days ago
Description: Full screen ncurses and X11 traceroute tool
Installations reported by Popcon: 16406

munin (#655889), requested 180 days ago
Description: please help keeping munin 2.0 in shape
Installations reported by Popcon: 8741

nas (#354174), requested 2331 days ago
Description: The Network Audio System
Installations reported by Popcon: 58387

netdisco-mibs-installer (#661290), requested 138 days ago
Description: Netdisco MIB bundle installer package
Installations reported by Popcon: 100

nn (#470187), requested 1586 days ago
Description: Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client)
Installations reported by Popcon: 95

openbox (#566900), requested 899 days ago
Description: standards compliant, fast, light-weight, extensible
window manager
Installations reported by Popcon: 5559

openldap (#512360), requested 1269 days ago
Description: OpenLDAP server, libraries, and utilities
Installations reported by Popcon: 116662

openscenegraph (#392266), requested 2102 days ago
Description: 3d scenegraph
Installations reported by Popcon: 644

openssl (#332498), requested 2471 days ago
Description: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary and related
cryptographic tools
Installations reported by Popcon: 118336

openvanilla-modules (#678401), requested 21 days ago
Description: libraries of openvanilla input method
Installations reported by Popcon: 15

par2cmdline (#673225), requested 56 days ago
Description: Parity Archive Volume Set, for checking and repair of
files
Installations reported by Popcon: 2165

php5 (#664595), requested 115 days ago
Description: server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language
Installations reported by Popcon: 54011

ppp (#589632), requested 724 days ago
Description: Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) - daemon
Installations reported by Popcon: 52675

proftpd-dfsg (#519175), requested 1220 days ago
Description: versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon
Installations reported by Popcon: 8071

pyro (#530280), requested 1146 days ago
Description: distributed object system for Python
Installations reported by Popcon: 1129

quilt (#543541), requested 1052 days ago
Description: Tool to work with series of patches
Installations reported by Popcon: 11904

rng-tools (#630920), requested 390 days ago
Description: Daemon to use a Hardware TRNG
Installations reported by Popcon: 629

screen (#654116), requested 192 days ago
Description: terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
Installations reported by Popcon: 40255

sepolgen (#483641), requested 1504 days ago
Description: A Python module used in SELinux policy generation
Installations reported by Popcon: 7365

serna-free (#640976), requested 307 days ago
Description: Graphical XML editor
Installations reported by Popcon: 47

spamassassin (#676314), requested 36 days ago
Description: seeking co-maintainers
Installations reported by Popcon: 13269

wine (#479659), requested 1528 days ago
Description: Windows API implementation
Installations reported by Popcon: 13812

xml-core (#660687), requested 143 days ago
Description: XML infrastructure and XML catalog file support
Installations reported by Popcon: 99937

See http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested for more information.


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Juhana Sadeharju 07-13-2012 09:21 AM

Work-needing packages report for Jul 13, 2012
 
Is there a list of software which should
be used instead of some old software?
That is, should orphaned packages stay orphaned
for a good reason.

Also, are people wasting time in packaging
oldies which should be orphaned?

However, I checked that openscenegraph (OSG).
Seems like it is not used much, but as
scenegraph fan myself, I don't know better
alternative if I need one.

Juhana


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Thibaut Paumard 07-13-2012 09:33 AM

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Le 13/07/12 11:21, Juhana Sadeharju a écrit :
> Is there a list of software which should be used instead of some
> old software? That is, should orphaned packages stay orphaned for a
> good reason.
>
> Also, are people wasting time in packaging oldies which should be
> orphaned?
>
> However, I checked that openscenegraph (OSG). Seems like it is not
> used much, but as scenegraph fan myself, I don't know better
> alternative if I need one.
>
> Juhana
>
>

If you like OSG and it's orphaned, by all means adopt it. If it had
been deemed completely useless and broken by the previous maintainer,
he would have asked for its removal rather than orphaning it.

Regards, Thibaut.


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Alberto Fuentes 07-13-2012 10:08 AM

Work-needing packages report for Jul 13, 2012
 
On 07/13/2012 02:25 AM, wnpp@debian.org wrote:

The following packages have been orphaned:

ginspector (#681284), orphaned today
Installations reported by Popcon: 52
...
------------------------------------------------------------------------

For the following packages help is requested:

apt-xapian-index (#567955), requested 892 days ago
Description: maintenance tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
Installations reported by Popcon: 55290

> ...

These lists should be ordered by age... or rather by popcon instead of
name... you know so the packages that need more help show up first...


In case some just picked the mail and can read the important stuff
first. Packages showing first are more likely to get love just because
they have more exposition.


I know, you can go to the web and order them yourself... but so can you
regarding this remainder mail :)


my 0.02 €
Greets!


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Alberto Luaces 07-13-2012 10:41 AM

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Thibaut Paumard writes:

> Le 13/07/12 11:21, Juhana Sadeharju a écrit :
>> Is there a list of software which should be used instead of some
>> old software? That is, should orphaned packages stay orphaned for a
>> good reason.
>>
>> Also, are people wasting time in packaging oldies which should be
>> orphaned?
>>
>> However, I checked that openscenegraph (OSG). Seems like it is not
>> used much, but as scenegraph fan myself, I don't know better
>> alternative if I need one.
>>
>> Juhana
>>
>>
>
> If you like OSG and it's orphaned, by all means adopt it. If it had
> been deemed completely useless and broken by the previous maintainer,
> he would have asked for its removal rather than orphaning it.

Hi, this is just a heads up to say that OSG is not orphaned nor
abandoned — quite the opposite, if you watch upstream's and Debian QA
pages [1], [2]. It's only listed on wnpp because there is a request for
help.


Footnotes:
[1] http://www.openscenegraph.org/projects/osg

[2] http://packages.qa.debian.org/o/openscenegraph.html

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Thibaut Paumard 07-13-2012 10:58 AM

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Le 13/07/12 12:41, Alberto Luaces a écrit :
> Thibaut Paumard writes:
>
>> Le 13/07/12 11:21, Juhana Sadeharju a écrit :
>>> However, I checked that openscenegraph (OSG). Seems like it is
>>> not used much, but as scenegraph fan myself, I don't know
>>> better alternative if I need one.
>
>> If you like OSG and it's orphaned, by all means adopt it.
>
> Hi, this is just a heads up to say that OSG is not orphaned nor
> abandoned —

My bad. So Juhana: if you care for OSG, for which there is a request
for help, by all means lend a hand to the current maintainer(s) ;-)

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