Packages up for adoption

Marco Atzeri
Fri Sep 19 14:56:00 GMT 2014

On 19/09/2014 16:31, Warren Young wrote:
> On 9/18/2014 11:44, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>> I'm looking for any volunteers to take over
>> maintainership of the following packages: ... hexedit
> I could do hexedit.
> I downloaded the source package, and was happy to see that you'd
> cygported it already.  It looks to be pretty rarely updated, which is
> nice from a maintainership standpoint.
> I have a couple of questions:
> 1. There doesn't seem to be a mailing list for the project at its home,
> which is now  (The cygport file gives an older URL.)
>   How do you learn about new releases?

I suspect the updated rate is very very low for this time of sources.
(similar to bvi that is taking 10 years from 1.3.2 to 1.4.0 release 

> 2. I built it from the cygport, and the result seems to work, except
> that the function keys aren't being interpreted correctly.  Is this a
> problem in MinTTY, in the terminal protocol I've selected (xterm-color),
> or in hexedit?  If the latter, I think I'm signing up to release a -2 to
> fix it.
> 3. Is there a good reason for this to remain in the distro along with
> bvi, other than "it's not vi"?

that the last upstream version is already packed, so you can also do 
nothing for the time being ?


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