Debian Bug report logs - #686185
ITP: fortuner -- Modernization of classic UNIX fortune program

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

Reported by: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:57:02 UTC

Owned by: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>

Severity: wishlist

Done: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: fortuner -- Modernization of classic UNIX fortune program
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:55:13 +0300
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>

* Package name    : fortuner
  Version         : 0.4.0
  Upstream Author : Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/jnumm/fortuner
* License         : GPLv3+
  Programming Lang: C, C++
  Description     : Modernization of classic UNIX fortune program
 Fortuner displays random epigrams, "fortunes", as notifications from
 a system tray icon or from command line and, like the original Fortune,
 allows selecting from also possibly offensive set of fortunes.



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Bug#686185; Package wnpp. (Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu>:
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Message #10 received at 686185@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Gergely Nagy <algernon@balabit.hu>
To: 686185@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: ITP: fortuner -- Modernization of classic UNIX fortune program
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:13:20 +0200
Just out of curiosity, I would like to ask a few questions regarding
this ITP:

* How is this superior to notify-send "Today's Fortune" "$(fortune)" ?

* Why a big C++ app for something that can be accomplished with a single
  line of shell? (Which is also easier to tweak, if I want more choice
  than fortune -s and fortune -s -a)

Furthermore, there are a couple of shortcomings I see:

* It does not respect XDG_HOME at all, the default config file is
  hardcoded to $HOME/.config/fortuner/fortuner.conf

* The application is completely untranslatable (then again, fortune
  itself isn't translated either, but that has less messages of its own,
  too).

But, in the end, my main issue is that it really is not much more than a
~20 line shell script, except it is in C++. So instead of packaging
this, I would suggest writing a shell script instead, and putting that
in fortune-mod (along with a Suggests: on libnotify-bin).

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Added blocking bug(s) of 686185: 687394 Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#686185; Package wnpp. (Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>:
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Message #17 received at 686185@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>
To: 686185@bugs.debian.org
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:58:38 +0300
On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:13:20 +0200, Gergely Nagy wrote:

> Just out of curiosity, I would like to ask a few questions regarding
> this ITP:
>
> * How is this superior to notify-send "Today's Fortune" "$(fortune)" ?

It actually is not. It just has a system tray icon :)

> * Why a big C++ app for something that can be accomplished with a
> single line of shell? (Which is also easier to tweak, if I want more
> choice than fortune -s and fortune -s -a)

This was started as a "learning project", I wanted to learn some C++
code. But, I thought that someone not very familiar with shell, or
someone who prefers graphical UI might find this and maybe even use it,
so I released it under a free license.
And for a C++ I don't know if this actually is that big.

> Furthermore, there are a couple of shortcomings I see:
>
> * It does not respect XDG_HOME at all, the default config file is
>   hardcoded to $HOME/.config/fortuner/fortuner.conf
>
> * The application is completely untranslatable (then again, fortune
>   itself isn't translated either, but that has less messages of its
> own, too).

These shortcomings will need to be fixed (probably you meant
XDG_CONFIG_HOME).

> But, in the end, my main issue is that it really is not much more
> than a ~20 line shell script, except it is in C++. So instead of
> packaging this, I would suggest writing a shell script instead, and
> putting that in fortune-mod (along with a Suggests: on libnotify-bin).

This could be an option. I hadn't really considered that.

Thank you for your reply and criticism.

Regards
Juhani Numminen



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Bug#686185; Package wnpp. (Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>:
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Message #22 received at 686185@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>
To: 686185@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: #686185: ITP: fortuner
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:48:31 +0200
Hello.

Okay, now it seems I have lost my interest on fortuner package (ITP:
[1], RFS: [2]).

To get rid of this package, do I just close ITP and RFS bugs, remove
from mentors, and for the Git repository, is removing the directory
/git/pkg-games/fortuner.git from git.debian.org enough?

However, if anyone seems interested, there is now a successor:
fortuner2 [3] (a shell script :D) and it's available as a deb from my
Launchpad personal package archive [4]. And I haven't deleted "the
original" fortuner either.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=686185
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=687394
[3] https://github.com/jnumm/fortuner2/
[4] https://launchpad.net/~jsonic/+archive/ppa/

Kind regards,
Juhani Numminen



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Message #27 received at 686185-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Juhani Numminen <juhaninumminen0@gmail.com>
To: 686185-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Closing ITP: fortuner -- Modernization of classic UNIX fortune program
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 14:11:34 +0300


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