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Re: rawhide report: 20050121 changes



On Monday 24 January 2005 16:38, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Gene C. <czar czarc net> said:
> > I propose that a2ps and its associated psutils is orphaned ... there has
> > been no activity by the originator/maintainer since 2000.  The associated
> > mailing list has had little traffic other than spam in years.
>
> What activity is needed for psutils?  I have been using psutils for
> years; I was glad to see it added to RHL back whenever that was.  Just
> because something hasn't changed in a while doesn't mean it should be
> dropped; AFAIK there is no other utility that does what psutils does.

psutils is not a problem ... it is a2ps which needs some work (mainly locale 
support).

>
> Just because something hasn't changed doesn't mean it should be dropped
> or moved to Extras.

Dropped ... NO!  Moved to Extras, maybe.  
>
> > HOWEVER,  I would also propose keeping it in Core since it serves a very
> > useful basic function of pretty-printing many forms of source code files.
>
> As for a2ps, we also have GNU enscript (which does more I believe), so
> a2ps could move to Extras.

I had not looked at enscript and it does do some of the language support stuff 
that a2ps does.  I like a2ps better but that is a personal preference.

-- 
Gene


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