On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 05:11:16PM +0200, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:
> 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.

In case it is not clear, my advise is: if you really want to do things right,
wait for the KDE 4 port, and upload it directly to Debian. If the tool is
really so handy (not saying it is not, i just have not used it), it does not
need to be in Debian to "encourage" its porting.
Hopefully in 2 month, KDE 3.5 will be only in lenny that does not allow new 
packages and unstable will contain KDE 4.2. 

> p.s. Should I stop CCing you?
I am already subscribed to pkg-kde-talk, but i do not mind it.


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