[Debian GNUstep maintainers] Intending to adopt a gnustep app

Yavor Doganov yavor at gnu.org
Tue Nov 24 19:53:51 UTC 2009

Federico Gimenez Nieto wrote:
> I'm also interested in these packages:
>   gnustep-dl2 http://bugs.debian.org/461896
>   preview.app http://bugs.debian.org/454450
> If any of them is actually orphaned i could try to take it over.

Yes, they're both really orphaned -- feel free to adopt them, under
the umbrella of the GNUstep team or not, as you wish.

Note that gnustep-dl2 is more complex and more important, too.  It has
to be split into 2 binary packages -- dbmodeller.app and gnustep-dl2.
The first should contain the DBModeller app, the second the tools and
the libEO* libraries shipped in /usr/lib/gnustep-dl2, and not in
/usr/lib (although they're intended to be public libraries, nothing in
GNUstep uses them) [1].  Also, gorm.app should be split to ship its
public libraries in separate packages, properly versioned, and
gnustep-dl2 should build-depend on the corresponding libgorm*-dev
package(s).  You can file an important bug against gorm.app and let it
block your ITP.


[1] Alternatively, they could be packaged as proper shared libraries,
    but this seems like a waste to me at this point.

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