On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM, 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).
Hi Marc, thanks for your message, I agree with you. We need to migrate them to oi-userland to be able to patch them and rebuild them against dependencies if necessary. I used xfig during my PhD so I'd be happy if you create a component for it. > > 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). Additionally to Adam's link, this may help you: https://openindiana.github.io/oi-docs/dev/userland/ Some Makefile examples are provided under 'templates' in oi-userland. I should update the document to comply with recent guidelines. Kind regards Aurelien > > Thanks > > Marc > > _______________________________________________ > openindiana-discuss mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/openindiana-discuss -- --- Praise the Caffeine embeddings _______________________________________________ openindiana-discuss mailing list email@example.com https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/openindiana-discuss