> On 12 Oct 2016, at 13:54, Marc Lobelle <marc.lobe...@uclouvain.be> wrote:
>> On 11/10/16 18:19, Aurélien Larcher wrote:
>> Hi,
>> here is a short list of packages looking for adoption by a nice maintainer:
>> benchmark/iozone
>> developer/fakeroot
>> developer/versioning/guilt
>> editor/bvi
>> editor/jedit
>> image/virtualgl
>> library/idnkit
>> library/libosip2
>> library/xmlrpc-c
>> shell/shmux
>> terminal/roxterm
>> web/aget
>> Considering that we have been talking about this for several months,
>> if nobody is interested in updating them right now, I guess they
>> should simply be deprecated instead of carrying old versions around.
>> Aurélien
> Some old open source programs are not maintained any more but they do well 
> what they are supposed to do. I think xfig is in this case. However they are 
> still usefull and used. It is always a loss of time to have to find a source 
> and recompile it when you install a new computer with a recent OS 
> distribution (such as OI-Hipster1604).
> There are also programs that are still maintained but of which an old version 
> is in OI, such as cups: it is better to have an old cups than no cups at all.
> As long as such programs work I would keep them in distributions. If one does 
> not like to have them with the others, they could somehow be flagged as old.
> I'll see if I can make a package with a working version of xfig. Can you 
> point me to an howto (assuming I have  a working compiled version for OI).
> Thanks
> Marc


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