Debian Bug report logs - #644757
O: ocaml-book -- English book: "Developing applications with Objective Caml"

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

Reported by: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>

Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:06:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: O: ocaml-book -- English book: "Developing applications with Objective Caml"
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 21:04:55 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I've just orphaned ocaml-book (shipping binary packages ocaml-book-{en,fr}).
In the last upload I've cleaned up the package and brought it up to recent
packaging practices, as well as acknowledged a recent NMU (thanks Jakub Wilk!).

Maintenance cost of the package is essentially zero.

It should probably be adopted by the Debian OCaml team (Cc:-ed). The only
reason why it wasn't maintained by them yet is that the package actually
predated widespread team maintenance of OCaml-related packages.

The main pending task is to convert it to a non-native Debian package, creating
a fake/joint upstream tarball for the two books.

Cheers.


The package descriptions are:

 HTML version of the French book: "Developpement d'applications
 avec Objective Caml" published by O'Reilly.
 .
 This package contains the HTML version of the book.


 This is the English translation of the O'Reilly's OCaml French
 book "Developpement d'applications avec Objective Caml" that can
 be found in the ocaml-book-fr package.
 .
 This package contains both the HTML and PDF version of the book.




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Bug#644757; Package wnpp. (Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de>
To: 644757-submitter@bugs.debian.org, 644757@bugs.debian.org, Debian OCaml Maintainers <debian-ocaml-maint@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Removing ocaml-book?
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:38:19 +0200
Hi,

since ocaml-book is:
- orphaned since 2011 and
- in non-free and
- a small subset of what a user gets when goes to [1]
I wonder whether it actually makes sense to keep ocaml-book in non-free, 
or whether it could be removed.

cu
Adrian

[1] http://caml.inria.fr/resources/doc/index.en.html

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