Jari Aalto's packages --- Re: Pending Packages List, 2003-12-23

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Tue Dec 23 19:03:00 GMT 2003

Daniel Reed wrote:
> Package: ploticus 2.11-1  [2003-09-15]
> Description: Command line driven tool to generates various plots and graphs
>    Proposer: Jari Aalto
>    Proposal: http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-09/msg00165.html
>              http://tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/ploticus/ploticus-2.11-1.tar.bz2
>              http://tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/ploticus/ploticus-2.11-1-src.tar.bz2
>              http://tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/ploticus/setup.hint
>   Aye votes: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak [1/3]
>      Status: Package available.
>    HOLD-UPS: Not enough votes (need 2 more). No "good to go" review.

I had actually reviewed all of Jari's packages and found a few generic 
problems with his build/packaging script.  I noted these problems and 
requested that he fix them before I reviewed any of his packages again. 
  This is a little different than "no 'good to go' review", this is more 
of a "unresolved problems" review.

I don't know if Jari met some bad fate in the mean time, if he didn't 
like the request I made to fix some generic problems, or if he has just 
been busy, but I don't recall getting a response from him or hearing 
from him in general since my reviews.

I really wish that he would fix those generic problems with the build 
script (like continually appending the package version number to the 
build script in the -src tarball, so you start getting 
ploticus-2.11-1-2.11-1-2.11-1.sh if you try to build from the source 
package on two occasions).  If he did that then most of his packages 
would be good to go.

I'll try to contact him again privately, but if he doesn't respond 
mid-January we should probably drop his ITPs from the PPL.


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