> On 12 Oct 2016, at 13:54, Marc Lobelle <marc.lobe...@uclouvain.be> wrote:
>> On 11/10/16 18:19, Aurélien Larcher wrote:
>> here is a short list of packages looking for adoption by a nice maintainer:
>> 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.
> 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).
For packaging tips look for examples in other components. Also write down any
problems with the quality of the documentation, so we can make it better.
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