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[SOLVED] Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-17 21:55

Would anyone happen to know why isn't this piece of software in Debian? Licence seems to be OK so what's the story?
http://www.saring.de/sportstracker/
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby dasein » 2012-09-17 22:05

I'm just guessing, but since it looks to be a Java application, there's nothing to be done, really. That's kind of the whole point of Java.
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-17 22:34

You can't package a java application?

Well, I guess there's a reason, and a good one. :)

I just asked because the application looks something I'd like to try. The bad thing is that I really don't want to install anything outside of Debian repos. And I'm just too wimp to use that Java WebStart thingie there. :P
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby debil » 2012-09-18 09:49

Code: Select all
$ debtags grep "implemented-in::java" | wc -l
308
Q: Why is the Eunux kernel so bloated?
A: It was made in the image of its founder.
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby nadir » 2012-09-18 14:32

Indeed a strange answer by dasein
https://wiki.debian.org/CategoryJava
More strange than they usual are.

To the topic:
A package is not in debian because no one has packaged it.
If one wants it: request to package. Then wait.
A similar question would be: Why haven't i got roses in my garden?
"I am not fine with it, so there is nothing for me to do but stand aside." M.D.
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-18 16:30

nadir wrote:If one wants it: request to package.

Thanks!
I'll request it as soon as I've figured out how to do it properly. :P

I've already checked Work-Needing and Prospective Packages and it seems no one is working on it. No one either has requested it before.

nadir wrote:Then wait.

Yes. Indeed I may have to wait a bit. There's currently only 1901 requests for packaging. :lol:
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby nadir » 2012-09-18 16:56

I'll request it as soon as I've figured out how to do it properly.

Yes, such advices often sound more easy than they are.
Truth to be told: i don't know it myself (and hence never did do it ).
Found this:
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/HowTo/ ... NewPackage
which makes it sound as if it was just a simple email:
1. Register a WNPP request, asking for the package

Send an email to submit@bugs.debian.org. The subject should contain:

RFP: <suggested-package-name> -- <short-description>

example:) RFP: multiseat -- installer for multi-head systems

With these two lines, the message body indicates a WNNP request: {{{package: wnpp severity: wishlist}}}

But i sure got no idea what this means:
With these two lines, the message body indicates a WNNP request: {{{package: wnpp severity: wishlist}}}


Probably no one is that happy about a new request ... :-)

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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-18 17:37

It seems to be as simple as that. It can be done via reportbug or via email.

From the WNPP page:
It is also possible to report reports/bugs against the WNPP via email. The format of the submission should be like this:

To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: TAG: package name -- short package description

Package: wnpp
Severity: see below

Some information about the package. (If this is an ITP or RFP a URL where the package (either the .deb or the original source) can be downloaded from is required, as well as information concerning its license.)

The TAG in this situation is RFP, "Request For Package". Severity is wishlist.

Here's an example of a request made today.

Now I only have to do it right. :P
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-18 18:42

Done.

If anybody's interested, here's the bug report.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=688055
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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby craigevil » 2012-09-18 19:33

Not like it is hard to download http://sourceforge.net/projects/sportst ... urce=files

and run it.

Or as the homepage clearly states:
Installation

The most easy way to install SportsTracker is to use Java WebStart. If you have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed, simply click the launch button:

Launch

Once the application is installed you can simply launch it by using the WebStart client or create a shortcut for it. New SportsTracker versions will be detected and installed automatically.



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Re: Why isn't SportsTracker in Debian?

Postby plasma » 2012-09-18 20:05

As I said I don't want to install anything outside of Debian repos. And as I also said, I'm just too wimp to use that Java WebStart thingie there. :P

Plus, the question was, and still is, why isn't SportsTracker in Debian? :wink: But nadir already answered that, so I consider this matter solved. :)
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