Debian Bug report logs - #610120
RFP: inssider -- graphical wifi scanner

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

Reported by: Arnout Engelen <arnouten@bzzt.net>

Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 14:21:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Arnout Engelen <arnouten@bzzt.net>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFP: inSSIDer -- graphical wifi scanner
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:04:14 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

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Package name: inSSIDer
Version: 2
Upstream Author: MetaGeek LLC
URL: http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider
License: Apache License, Version 2.0
Description: inSSIDer is a graphical Wi-Fi scanner.
    * Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot 
competing access points
    * Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time
    * Filter access points in an easy-to-use format
    * Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration
    * Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth.
    * Filter through hundreds of scanned access points






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Bug#610120; Package wnpp. (Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Fabrizio Regalli <fabreg@fabreg.it>
To: 610120@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: RFP: inSSIDer -- graphical wifi scanner
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:02:12 +0100
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Hi,

for those who intend take this package, there is a .deb package
available here:

https://github.com/downloads/metageek-llc/inSSIDer-2-Cross-Platform/inssider_0.1.0.0111_i386.deb


Fabrizio.
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Changed Bug title to 'RFP: inssider -- graphical wifi scanner' from 'RFP: inSSIDer -- graphical wifi scanner' Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 10 Jan 2012 01:13:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#610120; Package wnpp. (Fri, 16 Mar 2012 08:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>
To: Fabrizio Regalli <fabreg@fabreg.it>, 610120@bugs.debian.org, 610120-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#610120: RFP: inSSIDer -- graphical wifi scanner
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:53:58 +0100
On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:02:12PM +0100, Fabrizio Regalli wrote:
> for those who intend take this package, there is a .deb package
> available here:
> 
> https://github.com/downloads/metageek-llc/inSSIDer-2-Cross-Platform/inssider_0.1.0.0111_i386.deb

If there is no source package, that doesn't help much for Debian
packaging. Additionally, this seems to be an older version judging
from the filename. I wasn't able to find any reference to a linux
version on the metageek page.

Greetings
Marc


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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: 610120@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Fabrizio Regalli <fabreg@fabreg.it>, Marc Haber <mh+debian-packages@zugschlus.de>, 610120-submitter@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#610120: RFP: inSSIDer -- graphical wifi scanner
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:49:52 -0300
Hi there.

Just for the record, I have 0-knowledge of C# and similar stuff, but I am
willing to lend a hand here, as I used the program once and it really solved
my problem at the time (besides having an attractive look).

On Mar 16 2012, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 03:02:12PM +0100, Fabrizio Regalli wrote:
> > https://github.com/downloads/metageek-llc/inSSIDer-2-Cross-Platform/inssider_0.1.0.0111_i386.deb
> 
> If there is no source package, that doesn't help much for Debian
> packaging.

Yes, that's semi-useless, but perhaps the person planning on doing the job
might want to choose one of the options below:

1. Poke upstream to know which sources they used to create that package.
2. Try to use the patch that is available at the github page [0] and the
   corresponding sources to publish, at least a preliminary debian package
   to test with newer kernels. (Then, polish things more and have a proper
   package in place).
3. Wait for upstream to, eventually, give Linux some attention and release
   something...

IMVHO, option 2 would be my choice, followed by 1, and, only if those fail,
choose 3.

Actually, if 2 or 1 is chosen, perhaps upstream may be motivated to do 3...

> Additionally, this seems to be an older version judging from the
> filename. I wasn't able to find any reference to a linux version on the
> metageek page.

It is my understanding that the linux version is something of a pre-alpha,
but, as I said above, it worked really when when I tried it to see some
conflicts here in my new home.


Regards,

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