Package: python-chm
Severity: normal
Tags: newcomer patch upstream

Dear Maintainer,

pychm has not been ported to Python3 by its author. The project on Github
is at least sleepy (last commit 3 years ago). I submitted a pull
request for a Python3 patch with no response. I would propose that the
patch be used to generate a new version of the package, compatible with
python2 and 3. My motivation for this is that I am using pychm for
extracting text from chm files for Recoll, which is moving to full Python3

Most of the volume of changes in the patch is in the generated files, and
due to the change of Swig version. The "manual" changes are reasonably
limited and straightforward.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL 
set to en_US.UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set 
to en_US.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages python-chm depends on:
ii  libc6    2.24-11+deb9u3
ii  libchm1  2:0.40a-3+b2
ii  python   2.7.13-2

python-chm recommends no packages.

python-chm suggests no packages.

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