Thanks for the answer,

On Wednesday 31 December 2008, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 09:54:32PM +0200, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:
> > Hello there,
> >
> > I've prepared a debian package for krypt [1] (KDE GUI for managing
> > volumes encrypted with LUKS) and while looking for a sponsor, Faidon
> > Liambotis suggested that I should contact you (pkg-kde) too. Is there any
> > special procedure for creating a debian package for a kde program? Krypt
> > only depends on kdelibs4 so it should be able to be used with kde4 too
> > (right?).
> >
> > Is it OK to go-on and look for a sponsor?
> >
> > [1]
> I have seen the ITP and marked to answer to the bug number, doing it now
> (bug Cc'ed).
> As you might know already, after Lenny, we are replacing KDE 3 with KDE 4,
> this transition will be quick but replacing all kde 3 apps for kde 4 apps,
> will take sime (surely too much time). So in the meantime we'll need to
> keep kdelibs (and part of kdebase), but the ultimate goal is getting ride
> of that too (and Qt3 too!)
> Even if you app only needs kdelibs, it is an app that is *integrated* with
> kde 3.5... I really think it is best wait until it is ported to KDE 4 then
> package it.

I believe that there are some arguments for including it in debian too:

a) It is not integrated. It just integrates with the desktop environment. It 
is a single executable binary that interracts with hal and dbus. After 
opening a luks device, the device is handled by KDE as a normal mapper 
device. It should work for gnome and KDE4 too

b) From what I've seen, up to KDE 4.2, there is no good support for crypted 
volumes (correct me me if I'm wrong). This little program fills the gap.

c) It's the only way (?) to have easily accessible encrypted removable 

d) As you said, "sime". Why not have this available for that time?

e) It is a program that exists today and solves a "today's" problem. Isn't it 
better to have this available for the next year (or more), until it is ported 
to KDE4 or KDE4 gets support for encrypted devices?

f) Are there any drawbaks for including this in debian?

g) Isn't this what happens with all other packages? AFAIK, the KDE3->KDE4 
transition of programs is not a debian's issue but the program's developers. 
Why not distribute this with debian too?

Anyway, without beeing a DD, as a debian user, I'd like to have this program 
available as a package. 

So, to conclude, just take a moment to reply with at least a simple go-on or 
don't-go-on. I won't argue any more.

Thanks in advance and have a happy new year.

p.s. Please CC me.


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