On Friday 02 January 2009, Ana Guerrero wrote:
> > 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.
> You are free to package it and ask people to sponsor it. Nobody can forbid
> you of uploading a proper package to Debian if you find a sponsor, but
> think in the work that this will carry to the distro for maybe little gain.
> Your package will be some time in unstable, yeah, but its final target
> won't be being in a debian release given that squeeze (next release after
> lenny) will have KDE 4.
I believe that I cannot take such a decision myself. From my POV (as a debian
user) I want this program to be in debian and that's why i packaged it (as
expected, I'm also using it). Fotis offered to sponsor it but I don't want to
introduce problems to debian, so I'll follow your advice.
As for KDE4, krypt will be usable for squeeze too and when the author ports it
to KDE4 it will be ported for debian too. Having this in debian may increase
the interrest of other/new users for it and they may offer to do the porting
themeselves. As I see it, its main/only problem is that it will be replaced
by built-in support in KDE4 sometime in the future (perhaps in KDE 4.3) but
until then (1 year from now?) it is an essential tool for all
encrypted-USB-stick, encrypted-USB-disk and
laptop-with-encrypted-data-partition KDE3/4 users.
p.s. Should I stop CCing you?