Debian Bug report logs - #657083
RFA: aspic -- Line art generator

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

Reported by: Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>

Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:24:16 UTC

Severity: normal

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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:24:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFA: aspic -- Line art generator
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:21:45 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I request an adopter for the aspic package.

The package description is:
 Aspic is a program that generates line art images from a text
 description of a picture that contains commands such as "line", "box",
 "circle", and "arc". Aspic's concept is similar to the "pic" command.
 Output is either encapsulated PostScript, or Scalable Vector Graphics
 (SVG). Quite complex pictures can be constructed from Aspic's
 primitives, which include facilities for positioning text alongside
 graphics, and the use of colour.

Upstream is Philip Hazel, of Exim and PCRE fame. I've packaged it
because it is a build-dependency for the documentation of the pmw
package; but other than that I have no vested interest, and it might
therefore be better served by someone who actually uses it.

It's a fairly small and straightforward piece of code, and is therefore
a good choice as a first package.




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Message #10 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Medhamsh" <me@medhamsh.org>
To: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Adopt the package
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 00:56:12 +0530 (IST)
Hello,

I am interested in adopting the package. Though I have done
two packages till now, none of it is uploaded yet for some
upstream reasons and the other still at RFS. I would like to
maintain this package.

I don't use this package but use similar one, dot (graphviz)

Sincerely,
-- 
Medhamsh
Hacktivist | http://medhamsh.org





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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Wed, 08 Feb 2012 08:54:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wouter Verhelst <w@uter.be>
To: Medhamsh <me@medhamsh.org>
Cc: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Gentle Reminder]Fwd: Adopt the package
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 09:26:05 +0100
Hi,

It looks like I missed the original mail; sorry 'bout that.

On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 04:10:17PM +0530, Medhamsh wrote:
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: Adopt the package
> From:    "Medhamsh" <me@medhamsh.org>
> Date:    Mon, February 6, 2012 12:56 am
> To:      657083@bugs.debian.org
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I am interested in adopting the package. Though I have done
> two packages till now, none of it is uploaded yet for some
> upstream reasons and the other still at RFS. I would like to
> maintain this package.
> 
> I don't use this package but use similar one, dot (graphviz)

I know graphviz, but it's not really a similar package. Dot is meant for
graphs; aspic is meant for line art. While both produce drawings based
on a plain text input, they do this in different ways. For example, with
aspic it's possible to draw a house, or a person, or something similar,
should you want to; the same is not true for graphviz.

Having said that, if you're interested in maintaining aspic, I recommend
that you first familiarize yourself with its source. I'll happily
sponsor your uploads, if you need me to.

Also: could you point me to the two packages that you've already made?
I could have a look at them, and possibly sponsor an upload there as
well.

Regards,

-- 
The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z can be described by
the following formula:

pi zz a




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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 05:27:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to me@medhamsh.org:
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Message #20 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Medhamsh" <me@medhamsh.org>
To: "Wouter Verhelst" <wouter@debian.org>
Cc: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Gentle Reminder]Fwd: Adopt the package
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:03:59 +0530 (IST)
Dear Wouter,

On Thu, February 9, 2012 12:09 pm, Medhamsh wrote:
>> Having said that, if you're interested in maintaining aspic, I
>> recommend that you first familiarize yourself with its source. I'll
>> happily sponsor your uploads, if you need me to.
>
> I would do that right away. Will look at its source and write you
> back more about it.

I have downloaded the source as well as debian package source. Installed
the software from source (not from package). Dint explore it in and out
but just got an idea. After that observed the rules file and found it
to be simple with some overrides. Though I have never done a dh7 style
rules, this dint seem to be much difficult. For some reason the four
packages I uploaded to mentors use the long rules file format. I just
wanted myself to familiarize with all the dh_* options and the workflow.
But I can adopt to dh7 style rules. And coming to the copyright file,
it is not in the dep5 machine readable format. May be making this into
a dep5 would be wise. Also, the control file doesn't give any Vcs info
of the package. May be having a Vcs repo would also be a convenient way
for both of us initially and then for anyone who would maintain the pacakge.

Looking for more inputs from you and also requesting a review and sponsor
of my packages mentioned in my previous mail.

Sincerely,

-- 
Medhamsh
Hacktivist | http://medhamsh.org
BD16 E32E CA4D 83A3 1270  725D D766 7997 0ABC 20E9





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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Fri, 10 Feb 2012 07:24:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #25 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Wouter Verhelst <w@uter.be>
To: Medhamsh <me@medhamsh.org>
Cc: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Gentle Reminder]Fwd: Adopt the package
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:18:34 +0100
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:03:59AM +0530, Medhamsh wrote:
> Dear Wouter,
> 
> On Thu, February 9, 2012 12:09 pm, Medhamsh wrote:
> >> Having said that, if you're interested in maintaining aspic, I
> >> recommend that you first familiarize yourself with its source. I'll
> >> happily sponsor your uploads, if you need me to.
> >
> > I would do that right away. Will look at its source and write you
> > back more about it.
> 
> I have downloaded the source as well as debian package source. Installed
> the software from source (not from package). Dint explore it in and out
> but just got an idea. After that observed the rules file and found it
> to be simple with some overrides. Though I have never done a dh7 style
> rules, this dint seem to be much difficult.

It shouldn't be (the point of dh7 is, in fact, to make things easier).

> For some reason the four packages I uploaded to mentors use the long
> rules file format. I just wanted myself to familiarize with all the
> dh_* options and the workflow.

That makes perfect sense.

> But I can adopt to dh7 style rules.  And coming to the copyright file,
> it is not in the dep5 machine readable format. May be making this into
> a dep5 would be wise.

I'm not very fond of the dep5 thing; but if you're willing to do the
work... well, you'd be the maintainer...

> Also, the control file doesn't give any Vcs info
> of the package. May be having a Vcs repo would also be a convenient way
> for both of us initially and then for anyone who would maintain the pacakge.

Oh, there is, I just forgot the header.

it's on alioth, in ~wouter/aspic.git, if I'm not mistaken. Maybe I
should push a copy to collab-maint; it just didn't feel very useful for
such a small package, while I was the only maintainer.

> Looking for more inputs from you and also requesting a review and sponsor
> of my packages mentioned in my previous mail.

I haven't forgotten; I just haven't had the time for that yet.

-- 
The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z can be described by
the following formula:

pi zz a




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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:45:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #30 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Medhamsh" <me@medhamsh.org>
To: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Cc: "Wouter Verhelst" <w@uter.be>
Subject: Re: [Gentle Reminder]Fwd: Adopt the package
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:19:19 +0530 (IST)
Hello Wouter,

Should I submit an RFA against this package? What should be the next
steps. Can you also jot down the next TODO for the package, on which
I should work. That only makes it meaningful for adopting.

On Fri, February 10, 2012 12:48 pm, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> But I can adopt to dh7 style rules.  And coming to the copyright file,
>> it is not in the dep5 machine readable format. May be making this into a
>> dep5 would be wise.
>
> I'm not very fond of the dep5 thing; but if you're willing to do the
> work... well, you'd be the maintainer...

I thought this is a mandate. So I proposed this. I heard that all the
packages would be transformed to the dep5 thing. If not I don't have
any personal inclination towards dep5.


> it's on alioth, in ~wouter/aspic.git, if I'm not mistaken. Maybe I should

I am sorry. I couldn't find it out at that location.


>> Looking for more inputs from you and also requesting a review and
>> sponsor of my packages mentioned in my previous mail.
>
> I haven't forgotten; I just haven't had the time for that yet.

Thanks.

Sincerely,
-- 
Medhamsh
Hacktivist | http://medhamsh.org
BD16 E32E CA4D 83A3 1270  725D D766 7997 0ABC 20E9





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Bug#657083; Package wnpp. (Mon, 20 Feb 2012 04:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #35 received at 657083@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Medhamsh" <me@medhamsh.org>
To: "Wouter Verhelst" <w@uter.be>
Cc: 657083@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Gentle Reminder]Fwd: Adopt the package
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:56:19 +0530 (IST)
Hello,

Its almost 10 days we had some discussion regarding this. What
is the next TODO for this? Please guide me for the initial steps
(formal) ones like, should I submit any wnpp bug or should I post
anything to any list etc.

On Fri, February 10, 2012 12:48 pm, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> Looking for more inputs from you and also requesting a review and
>> sponsor of my packages mentioned in my previous mail.
>
> I haven't forgotten; I just haven't had the time for that yet.

Also, a gentle reminder for this with full respect to your time.

Sincerely,
-- 
Medhamsh
Hacktivist | http://medhamsh.org
BD16 E32E CA4D 83A3 1270  725D D766 7997 0ABC 20E9





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