SuperCollider package

Felipe Sateler fsateler at
Tue Oct 19 02:17:28 UTC 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:09, Dan S <danstowell+debmm at> wrote:
> 2010/10/6 Felipe Sateler <fsateler at>:
>> Hi all, (Dan CCed because I'm not sure if you are subscribed to the list)
>> I managed to take a few minutes to take a look at the package and it is
>> not in a very good shape (it was still using simple-patchsys!). I have
>> worked a bit on it, but it still has a long way to go. I will try to
>> work on it during this week, I think I can find one hour or two.
>> Dan, as you are part of upstream, could you comment on the patches
>> included in the packaging? I can see they are in upstream svn ubuntu
>> packaging module, with yourself as last commiter on most of them. They
>> are older than the latest sc release, though.
> Hi - sorry for slow reply, I missed this thread. Most of the patches
> are by other people but I will try to comment:

> 06_deb_scvim.diff
>  - build machine != target machine so don't error out if no ruby executable

This seems to also disable building scvim help?

> 08_deb_scvim_checkactive.diff
>  - the 'scvim' script is a wrapper which launches vim with the sc3
> plugin. debian vim-addons policy requires the plugin not to be
> auto-enabled when installing, so we must modify the scvim script to
> detect if the addon is not enabled, and to help the user enable it if
> they want to. (Needs to be a patch since vim-addon-manager not
> necessarily used on all linuxes)

The code seems to be appropriately protected. I think it can be safely
incorporated upstream.

BTW, Dan, would you like to help maintain sc in debian? You could join
our team, it is always good to have someone involved in upstream


Felipe Sateler

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