Debian Bug report logs - #603611
RFA: axe -- An editor for X

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: "H. S. Teoh" <>

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:36:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: "H. S. Teoh" <>
Subject: RFA: axe -- An editor for X
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:07:32 -0800
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I have not been using this editor for many years now. The codebase is
old and buggy: some features are no longer working, and difficult to fix
due to the fact that parts of it was copy-n-pasted from very old X11R5
and X11R4 code and then hacked. There's currently a bug against the
.info files it ships with---unfortunately upstream did not ship the
.texi source for it so it's annoying to fix.

This package is non-free, and upstream has repeatedly declined to change
its license, which makes it not worthwhile to invest the time and effort
to fix it. Upstream has also abandoned it years ago.

In short, this package is non-free, buggy, and nearing the end of its
life. A few people (very few, but non-zero) still use it, so it should
probably still stick around for a little longer. I no longer have the
time or interest to maintain it, so I'll be very happy if someone else
can take the job.



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