Debian Bug report logs - #731858
vxl: RoM; unmaintained

Package: ftp.debian.org; Maintainer for ftp.debian.org is Debian FTP Master <ftpmaster@ftp-master.debian.org>;

Reported by: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>

Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:39:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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Bug#731858; Package wnpp. (Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:39:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: O: vxl -- C++ Libraries for Computer Vision Research
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:37:24 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I intend to orphan vxl. My initial intention was to package vxl as
dependency of ITK (insighttoolkit). Since it never worked quite right,
ITK is not build using its (custom) convenient copy of VXL.

Currently VXL in debian uses an enormous patch to get SONAME working.
Upstream has never been willing to integrate that back into main code,
even after multiple requests. So minimal skills in C++ is needed to
maintain this package.

Description is:

 VXL (the Vision-something-Libraries) is a collection of C++ libraries
 designed for computer vision research and implementation. It was created
 from TargetJr and the IUE with the aim of making a light, fast and
 consistent system. VXL is written in ANSI/ISO C++ and is designed to be
 portable over many platforms.



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Bug#731858; Package wnpp. (Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:51:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com>
To: 731858@bugs.debian.org
Cc: debian-qa@lists.debian.org, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org>
Subject: Maybe the vxl package should be rather removed?
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:47:44 -0400
Hi Mathieu,

I've just came across your bug report that requests to have the vxl
package orphaned. AFAIUI, there are no packages in debian that link
against it. If this is true, I would argue to have the package
removed. It seems to be inside debian, providing this software as
system library serves little value and that interested users are much
better off compiling from upstream sources directly.

Do you agree? In this case, we should reassign this bug to
ftp.debian.org and ask for its removal.

-- 
regards,
    Reinhard



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Bug#731858; Package wnpp. (Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com>
To: 731858@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Mathieu Malaterre <mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Maybe the vxl package should be rather removed?
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:22:15 -0400
Control: retitle -1 vxl: RoM; unmaintained
Control: reassign -1 ftp.debian.org


> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:47 AM, Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Mathieu,
>>
>> I've just came across your bug report that requests to have the vxl
>> package orphaned. AFAIUI, there are no packages in debian that link
>> against it. If this is true, I would argue to have the package
>> removed. It seems to be inside debian, providing this software as
>> system library serves little value and that interested users are much
>> better off compiling from upstream sources directly.
>>
>> Do you agree? In this case, we should reassign this bug to
>> ftp.debian.org and ask for its removal.

On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 3:10 AM, Mathieu Malaterre
<mathieu.malaterre@gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed. Could you please fill the reportbug info ? Thx much

Sure. Let me do this with this email. Thanks for the fast response!



-- 
regards,
    Reinhard



Changed Bug title to 'vxl: RoM; unmaintained' from 'O: vxl -- C++ Libraries for Computer Vision Research' Request was from Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com> to 731858-submit@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'wnpp' to 'ftp.debian.org'. Request was from Reinhard Tartler <siretart@gmail.com> to 731858-submit@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:24:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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