Debian Bug report logs - #659620
RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon

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

Reported by: Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90@cantab.net>

Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:03:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90@cantab.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 16:00:54 +0000
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

(I'm not sure whether this is RFP or RFA, as a package exists, but it's
not in Debian's archive - please re-title if necessary).

* Package name    : wview
  Version         : 5.19.0-1
  Upstream Author : Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
* URL or Web page : http://www.wviewweather.com/
* License         : GPL2 and GPL3
  Description     : Weather station daemon

I've been using the Debian package from upstream for half a year or so
now, but there are benefits from being able to move the package into
Debian properly:

* Easier for new users to find and install
* Easier to keep in sync with mixed distributions (stable/testing or
  testing/unstable)
* Standard bug tracking and patch submission process

There are a few issues I'd like to see addressed, but shouldn't stand in
the way of this RFP:

* Daemon should run as a daemon user, not as root.
* It would be nice to have more modular install - e.g. I'm recording
  weather recording to my database, but I don't want or need the HTML
  generator.  I shouldn't have to install components (and their
  dependencies) which I turn off.
* Set up questions should be debconfised.


The upstream packaging has mixed license terms (all DFSG, AIUI):

/--------[ copyright ]
| This package was debianized by Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com> on
| Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:09:27 -0600.
| 
| It was downloaded from http://www.wviewweather.com
| 
| wview was written by Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
| 
| Copyright: Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel. All rights reserved.
| 
| Licensed under GPL version 2, see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'.
| 
| The Debian packaging is:
| 
|     Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
| 
| and is licensed under the GPL version 3, 
| see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
| 
\--------


The radlib-dev package which is a dependency is mixed BSD and GPL3:

/--------[ copyright ]
| This package was debianized by: Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com> on 
| Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:09:51 -0600
| 
| It was downloaded from: http://radlib.teel.ws
| 
| Upstream Author: Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
| 
| Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
| 
| You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the BSD License.
| On Debian systems, the complete text of the BSD License can be found in the
| file `/usr/share/common-licenses/BSD'.
| 
| The Debian packaging is Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
| and is licensed under the GPL version 3, and can be found in the file 
| `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
\--------


I don't see anywhere in either license that specifies invariant sections
or cover pages for the GPL-3 part; I believe there are no invariant
sections and no cover pages.


I've included upstream (Mark Teel) on this RFP in case he has opinions
for/against his package entering Debian, or can contribute further
relevant information.




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#659620; Package wnpp. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:45:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net>:
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Message #10 received at 659620@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net>
To: "659620@bugs.debian.org" <659620@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:41:37 +0000
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : wview
  Version         : 5.19.0-1
  Upstream Author : Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
* URL or Web page : http://www.wviewweather.com/
* License         : GPL2 and GPL3
  Description     : Weather station daemon
 wview is a collection of linux/unix daemons which interface with a supported
 weather station to retrieve archive records (if generated by the station) and
 current conditions. The archive records are stored in an SQLite3 database. At a
 configurable interval, wview will utilize the archive history and current
 conditions to generate weather images (buckets, dials and graphs) and HTML web
 pages based on user-configurable HTML templates.




Changed Bug title to 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' Request was from Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:54:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as bas@dikkenberg.net. Request was from Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, bas@dikkenberg.net:
Bug#659620; Package wnpp. (Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:54:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to mteel2005@gmail.com:
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Message #19 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Mark Teel <mteel2005@gmail.com>
To: Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90@cantab.net>, 659620@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#659620: RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 17:51:57 -0600
I am Mark Teel, the developer for wview. I have created a debian package 
for wview and one for radlib which I provide to wview users via a simple 
repository I implemented on my http server.

I am very open to official inclusion in the debian repository. I do not 
have time or desire to be the package maintainer for an official debian 
package. Further, radlib would also require inclusion as it is a firm 
prerequisite for wview. If Mr. Speight is proposing to be the package 
maintainer I will gladly support his or anyone's efforts.

To answer the specific concerns:

Running as a daemon user instead of root -
This is something I plan to do in the near future.

More modular install -
An enhancement to be considered in the future. Most users want the 
simplicity of a web-based configuration requiring apache and php-sqlite.

Setup questions to be debconfised -
I'm sure that is easy to accomplish.

Mixed licensing -
Apparently the packaging itself is or defaults to GPL-3. There is no 
conflict within wview (GPL-2) or radlib (BSD).

Admittedly I may have taken some shortcuts when creating the packages. A 
dedicated package maintainer could provide value in that regard.

Mark Teel

On 2/12/12 10:00 AM, Toby Speight wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
>
> (I'm not sure whether this is RFP or RFA, as a package exists, but it's
> not in Debian's archive - please re-title if necessary).
>
> * Package name    : wview
>    Version         : 5.19.0-1
>    Upstream Author : Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> * URL or Web page : http://www.wviewweather.com/
> * License         : GPL2 and GPL3
>    Description     : Weather station daemon
>
> I've been using the Debian package from upstream for half a year or so
> now, but there are benefits from being able to move the package into
> Debian properly:
>
> * Easier for new users to find and install
> * Easier to keep in sync with mixed distributions (stable/testing or
>    testing/unstable)
> * Standard bug tracking and patch submission process
>
> There are a few issues I'd like to see addressed, but shouldn't stand in
> the way of this RFP:
>
> * Daemon should run as a daemon user, not as root.
> * It would be nice to have more modular install - e.g. I'm recording
>    weather recording to my database, but I don't want or need the HTML
>    generator.  I shouldn't have to install components (and their
>    dependencies) which I turn off.
> * Set up questions should be debconfised.
>
>
> The upstream packaging has mixed license terms (all DFSG, AIUI):
>
> /--------[ copyright ]
> | This package was debianized by Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>  on
> | Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:09:27 -0600.
> |
> | It was downloaded from http://www.wviewweather.com
> |
> | wview was written by Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> |
> | Copyright: Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel. All rights reserved.
> |
> | Licensed under GPL version 2, see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'.
> |
> | The Debian packaging is:
> |
> |     Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> |
> | and is licensed under the GPL version 3,
> | see `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
> |
> \--------
>
>
> The radlib-dev package which is a dependency is mixed BSD and GPL3:
>
> /--------[ copyright ]
> | This package was debianized by: Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>  on
> | Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:09:51 -0600
> |
> | It was downloaded from: http://radlib.teel.ws
> |
> | Upstream Author: Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> |
> | Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> |
> | You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the BSD License.
> | On Debian systems, the complete text of the BSD License can be found in the
> | file `/usr/share/common-licenses/BSD'.
> |
> | The Debian packaging is Copyright (C) 2009 Mark Teel<mteel2005@gmail.com>
> | and is licensed under the GPL version 3, and can be found in the file
> | `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3'.
> \--------
>
>
> I don't see anywhere in either license that specifies invariant sections
> or cover pages for the GPL-3 part; I believe there are no invariant
> sections and no cover pages.
>
>
> I've included upstream (Mark Teel) on this RFP in case he has opinions
> for/against his package entering Debian, or can contribute further
> relevant information.
>
>




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, bas@dikkenberg.net:
Bug#659620; Package wnpp. (Sat, 18 Feb 2012 23:54:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to mteel2005@gmail.com:
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Bug#659620; Package wnpp. (Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:18:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90@cantab.net>:
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Message #29 received at 659620@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Toby Speight <T.M.Speight.90@cantab.net>
To: mteel2005@gmail.com
Cc: 659620@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#659620: RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:07:39 +0000
0> In article <4F40399D.5070301@gmail.com>,
0> Mark Teel <URL:mailto:mteel2005@gmail.com> ("Mark") wrote:

Mark> I am very open to official inclusion in the debian repository.  I
Mark> do not have time or desire to be the package maintainer for an
Mark> official debian package.  Further, radlib would also require
Mark> inclusion as it is a firm prerequisite for wview.  If Mr. Speight
Mark> is proposing to be the package maintainer I will gladly support
Mark> his or anyone's efforts.

I'm not currently a Debian Developer, but perhaps it's time I got more
involved.  I'll look into what's required for me to become a DD and
adopt the wview package.


A small clarification:

Mark> More modular install - An enhancement to be considered in the future.
Mark> Most users want the simplicity of a web-based configuration requiring
Mark> apache and php-sqlite.

If I were to split into sub-packages, I'd keep a "wview" package that
depended on all the components, so no impact on existing users who
expect to get everything.

I don't think having different licenses for the code and the packaging
is a problem; it's just something to check.




Changed Bug title to 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' Request was from Dario Minnucci <midget@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 27 Apr 2012 03:15:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, bas@dikkenberg.net:
Bug#659620; Package wnpp. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net>:
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Message #36 received at 659620@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net>
To: "659620@bugs.debian.org" <659620@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Can't test
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:42:08 +0000
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
I can't test this so i won't be packaging this packages


With kind regards,

Bas van den Dikkenberg
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by bas@dikkenberg.net. Request was from Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:45:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' Request was from Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:45:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon Changed Bug title to 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' Request was from Bas van den Dikkenberg <bas@dikkenberg.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon Changed Bug title to 'RFP: wview -- Weather station daemon' from 'ITP: wview -- Weather station daemon' Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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