On Tuesday 18 May 2010 13:06:32 Matthias Klumpp wrote:
> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "projectm".
> * Package name    : projectm
>   Version         : 2.0.1-1
>   Upstream Author : projectM Team
> * URL             : http://projectm.sf.net
> * License         : GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1
>   Section         : sound
> It builds these binary packages:
> libprojectm-dev - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization library
> - dev
> libprojectm-qt-dev - projectM Qt4 (development files)
> libprojectm-qt1 - projectM Qt4 bindings
> libprojectm2 - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization library
> libvisual-projectm - libvisual module for projectM
> projectm-data - Advanced Milkdrop-compatible music visualization library -
> data
> projectm-jack - projectM JackAudio module
> projectm-pulseaudio - projectM PulseAudio module
> The package appears to be lintian clean.
> The upload would fix these bugs: 565355
> My motivation for maintaining this package is: I use the library by myself.
> There's some "special" stuff to know about this package: The package
> replaces the orphaned libvisual-projectm package and
> the libprojectm source package. I got authorization from the maintainer of
> libprojectm to take over maintainership over this package.
> The pkg produces some Lintian warnings about ancient Autotools scripts or
> Windows binaries in the package. It also has some
> unnecessarily linked libraries in some binaries. All this stuff should be
> fixed by upstream, but upstream seems to have a lack of
> manpower at time, so I can't get a clean tarball or fixes for all issues.
> But the overall quality of the pkg is okay, I think. As soon as upstream
> provides a new tarball, I'll switch to it, but at time
> it does not seem that this will happen fast. (Upstream's busy at time...)
> By including the package in Debian, a lot of other apps would benefit from
> it. (Some audio-players use it for music visualization)
> It might be a good idea to test the package in experimental first.
> The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/projectm
> - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main
> contrib non-free
> - dget
> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/projectm/projectm_2.0.1-1.dsc
> I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> Kind regards
>  Matthias Klumpp

I would be willing to co-maintain this package with you if you are interested. 
Have you considered contacting the Debian multimedia team? I'm sure someone 
there would be interested in sponsoring projectm.

I can't sponsor you since I'm not a DD, but I could at least review your 
package. I won't be able to review your package until later this week, but 
maybe someone in the Debian multimedia team might have time to review your 
package sooner.

About the autotools issue, you can essentially update the build system in the 
form of a patch. If it's nothing more than rerunning autoreconf, than you just 
run it, acquire the diff of the build system, and then use that diff for 
patching and unpatching the build system at build time.

Andres Mejia

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