Debian Bug report logs - #589254
ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Mark <markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:51:01 UTC

Owned by: D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Fri, 16 Jul 2010 06:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Mark <markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com>:
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From: Mark <markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:47:02 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package Name 		:	mapcatcher
  Version		:	0.7.2.0
  Upstream Author	:	Helder Sepulveda<helderse..@gmail.com>
* URL			:	http://code.google.com/p/gmapcatcher
* Licence		:	GPLv2+
  Programming Language	:	Python
  Description		:	An offline map viewer

mapcatcher is an offline map viewer that downloads maps from web map services,
including gps integration plus additional features being added every day!







Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Sat, 09 Oct 2010 12:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to D Haley <mycae@yahoo.com>:
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Message #10 received at 589254@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: D Haley <mycae@yahoo.com>
To: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
Cc: 589254@bugs.debian.org, markieb.lists.20090330@gmail.com
Subject: Re: RFS - mapcatcher
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2010 05:00:42 -0700 (PDT)
Hello,

I came across your g/mapcatcher package today, I had not heard of the project before. This looks like an excellent lightweight alternative to marble - I have already installed it on my machine (marble wont fit, it has way too many deps).

I can't sponsor you, however here are some comments on your debian-mentors package: 

* Program should use either mapcatcher or gmapcatcher consistently. If upstream wish to rename their project, use mapcatcher, if not, use gmapcatcher. Until I read your mailing list thread, I thought the G was for GTK. This is confusing as some things (eg the program) are labelled mapcatcher, and some things /usr/share/pyshared/* are labelled GMapCatcher. Consistency is key, with or without "G". :)

* Although marked as GPL2 or any later, the actual python programs do not have the pre-amble in the source files, as required by the licence. The upstream project website simply says GPL2, not GPL2 or later. This needs to be clarified by the upstream authors. THis is true of both the mapcatcher and mapdownloader python scripts, as well as for /usr/share/pyshared/gmapcatcher/*

* Project seems to include its own version of gps.py. Is there any reason that the python-gps package is not being used? Importing sources from upstream projects is not cool, as it means that updates are not sent to users in a timely fashion, and that duplication can be a problem. Secondly, this is a problem as it is unclear which files in the pyshared/gmapcatcher/ directory were actually written by the project, and thus are correctly licenced

* During the package build from the DSC, I get the following message:
WARNING:  Use of XS-Python-Version and XB-Python-Version fields in debian/control is deprecated with pysupport method; use debian/pyversions if you need to specify specific versions.
pyversions: missing XS-Python-Version in control file, fall back to debian/pyversions

*The installed /usr/share/pyshared/GMapCatcher-0.7.2.2.egg-info contains "UNKNOWN" entries. Please fill in the upstream author's details

*According to debian/copyright, there are two real authors, and then a pseudo-author "mapcatcher team". The upstream project states that the authors are : "pi3orama@gmail.com, HelderSepu@gmail.com, Maxim.Razin@gmail.com, and standa31415@gmail.com". This should be reflected in debian/copyright

Thanks,

D. Haley


      




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:32:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #15 received at 589254@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 589254@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: mapcatcher: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 18:02:33 +0200
retitle 589254 RFP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer
noowner 589254
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of mapcatcher back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting mapcatcher, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 589254 ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer
 owner 589254 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <589254@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer' from 'ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:49:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Sat, 04 May 2013 23:21:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #22 received at 589254@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>
To: 589254@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Debian packaging
Date: Sun, 05 May 2013 01:18:56 +0200
 retitle 589254 ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer
 owner 589254 !
 thanks



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Sun, 05 May 2013 11:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #27 received at 589254@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>
To: 589254@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#589254: Info received (Debian packaging)
Date: Sun, 05 May 2013 13:35:18 +0200
Hi,

I've uploaded a near-"legal-clean" version of a mapcatcher debian 
package here:

https://gitorious.org/debian-mapcatcher/debian-mapcatcher

The only thing to be done from a legal perspective is to confirm that we 
can use "openanything.py", which uses the "python" licence.

Unfortunately, from a user perspective, much functionality is removed.

All commercial map providers have been removed (OpenTransportMap has 
been added) and,  more importantly, due to the original code being in 
probable violation of google's Terms of Service, place searching (which 
was done via google maps API) has been removed.

If someone is able to convert this to use geoNames (I've never tried 
this, so I don't know what to do), that would be great.

Does anyone have any input here? I would welcome some suggestions on 
package improvements, as I am not a python, nor python packaging guru.

Thanks.



Changed Bug title to 'ITP: mapcatcher - offline map viewer' from 'RFP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer' Request was from D Haley <mycae@gmx.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 15 May 2013 20:45:14 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>. Request was from D Haley <mycae@gmx.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 15 May 2013 20:45:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589254; Package wnpp. (Wed, 15 May 2013 22:03:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>:
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Message #36 received at 589254@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: D Haley <mycae@gmx.com>
To: 589254@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Progress update
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 00:01:56 +0200
The git repo now has commits that solve the previous issues.

* Openanything.py is now removed by a patch, and has been replaced by 
urllib.
* Geonames support has been added, so users will get (a somewhat 
not-so-great based upon random testing) search. OSM apparently has a 
better database, but I have no idea about hooking into this API.

So the package should be 100% legally clean now.

I've posted a package to debian mentors:
https://mentors.debian.net/package/mapcatcher



Added blocking bug(s) of 589254: 709547 Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@quantz.debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 24 May 2013 04:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: mapcatcher -- offline map viewer' from 'ITP: mapcatcher - offline map viewer' Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:51:37 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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