Debian Bug report logs - #686222
RFP: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor

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

Reported by: Ztatik Light <ztatik.light@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 06:33:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Ztatik Light <ztatik.light@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: O: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:28:39 -0500
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Subject: ITP: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor
Package: wnpp
Version: 2.22; reported 2012-01-04
Severity: wishlist

* Package name : ted
Version : 2.22
Upstream Author : Mark de Does <mark@mdedoes.xs4all.nl>
* URL : http://nllgg.nl/Ted/
* License : GPL
Description : lightweight .DOC editor

This was included in previous versions of Debian, but removed, *I believe*,
for the reason that it was thought to be unmaintained... The current
version has now switched to using GTK+ and was released five months ago. (
previous version is over seven years )

The only "valid" .DOC editors in Debian are LibreOffice and AbiWord, which
are both somewhat bloated (especially LibreOffice, as it's in Java) ... I
believe Ted is a nice lightweight alternative.
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From: Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Cc: 686222@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: O: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:08:06 +0100
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On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:28:39 -0500
Ztatik Light <ztatik.light@gmail.com> wrote:

> Subject: ITP: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor

There is also another package requesting the name ted - #605503. The
package should be renamed to something more unique.

Your message didn't successfully change the title of the bug - please
see bugs.debian.org for details on how to do that *if* it is your
intention to do all the Debian packaging work for this package.

> Package: wnpp
> Version: 2.22; reported 2012-01-04
> Severity: wishlist
> 
> * Package name : ted
> Version : 2.22
> Upstream Author : Mark de Does <mark@mdedoes.xs4all.nl>
> * URL : http://nllgg.nl/Ted/
> * License : GPL
> Description : lightweight .DOC editor
> 
> This was included in previous versions of Debian, but removed, *I believe*,
> for the reason that it was thought to be unmaintained...

http://packages.qa.debian.org/t/ted.html

#502776 gives the reasons for removal. The previous maintainer requested removal.

> Please remove "ted":
> 
>  * Unmaintained upstream.
> 
>  * DSFG problems - the upstream maintainer has added additional restrictions
>    on top of the GPL which are extremely unlikely to be resolved. The full
>    details are in #501638. This bug is lenny RC.
> 
>  * GTK frontend missing due to inability to build.

The problems described in #501638 would mean that the package would not
be allowed back into Debian unless fixed.

-- 


Neil Williams
=============
http://www.linux.codehelp.co.uk/

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Message #15 received at 686222@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob@member.fsf.org>
To: 686222@bugs.debian.org
Subject: libreoffice is not much "bloated" with Java...
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:32:26 +1000
Hi,

Just to notice that libreoffice is not as much in Java as it is in CPP nowadays.
Only some non-critical extra functionality is still requires Java.
However libreoffice preload JRE by default - you might be
pleasantly surprised how much faster libreoffice works with Java disabled by 
unticking "Use a Java runtime environment" in 

  Tools --> Options --> Java

See

https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/faq/general-faq/does-libreoffice-require-java/

Cheers,
Dmitry.



Changed Bug title to 'RFP: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor' from 'O: ted -- lightweight .DOC editor' Request was from Bart Martens <bartm@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:00:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ztatik Light <ztatik.light@gmail.com>
To: 686222@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RE: ted
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:54:36 -0500
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I think the Ted editor deserves the proper 'ted' package name, because this
is what it was when the Ted editor was included in previous versions of
Debian.
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