Fwd: Sponsoring of updated/new projectM package(s)

Matthias Klumpp matthias at nlinux.org
Wed May 19 13:59:04 UTC 2010

> The list you've posted your request is more or less dead, I'm forwarding
> it to the new team mailing list.
Okay... hmm.. Shouldn't this be mentioned on the Debian mailing list
listing? Anyway, I'm subscribed to the multimedia-maintainers list now.

> The topic on projectm just came up on our irc channel. The software
> looks promising, and I think it would be a great addition to our team
> package pool. However, I'm afraid that I won't be able to review and
> integrate the package into our git repo before next week.
I'm not in any packaging team at time, so what does it mean to make it
available in a public git repo? It's actually a very small packaging
project, so I don't use any VCS for it. I'm in contact with upstream, but
he seems to be very busy and unable to fix all issues (also some regarding
programming) at time. (And I miss deeper knowledge of projectM)
If the package is reviewed I could help in any way to make the pkg
available via Git.
Kind regards
 Matthias Klumpp

On Wed, 19 May 2010 13:56:16 +0200, Matthias Klumpp <matthias at nlinux.org>
> Hi!
> This message has already been posted to debian-mentors list, where I got
> the suggestion to forward the RFS to Debian-Multimedia to ask if someone
> interested in sponsoring the projectM package.
> Package details:
> * Package name    : projectm
>   Version         : 2.0.1-1
>   Upstream Author : projectM Team
> * URL             : http://projectm.sf.net
> * License         : GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1
>   Section         : sound
> It builds these binary packages:
> libprojectm-dev - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization
> - dev
> libprojectm-qt-dev - projectM Qt4 (development files)
> libprojectm-qt1 - projectM Qt4 bindings
> libprojectm2 - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization library
> libvisual-projectm - libvisual module for projectM
> projectm-data - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization library
> data
> projectm-jack - projectM JackAudio module
> projectm-pulseaudio - projectM PulseAudio module
> The package appears to be lintian clean.
> The upload would fix these bugs: 565355
> There's some "special" stuff to know about this package: The package
> replaces the orphaned libvisual-projectm package and the libprojectm
> package.
> I got authorization from the maintainer of libprojectm to take over
> maintainership over this package.
> The pkg produces some Lintian warnings about ancient Autotools scripts or
> Windows binaries in the package. (projectM uses CMake, the
> Autotools-Scripts are just cruft which isn't used) It also has some
> binaries which unnecessarily linked against some libraries. All this
> should be
> fixed by upstream, but upstream seems to have a lack of manpower at time,
> so I can't get a clean tarball or fixes for all issues.
> But the overall quality of the pkg is okay, I think.
> By including the package in Debian, a lot of other apps would benefit
> it. (Some audio-players use it for music visualization)
> The package actually would be maintained by me and Andres Mejia as
> co-maintainer.
> The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/projectm
> - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
> contrib non-free
> - dget
> I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> Kind regards
>  Matthias Klumpp

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