Re: [Sawfish] Re: Sawfish on Debian

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Hi Jose,

On Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:07:49 +0100 Jose M Calhariz <jose.calhariz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 08:31:46PM +0200, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
>> On 13.05.2015 16:44, Mario Domenech Goulart wrote:
>> > The most recent Sawfish version available on Debian is 1.5.3, as far as
>> > I can tell.
>> It's like this, and thus the same on *buntu btw.
>> >
>> > Is there anything blocking newer versions?
>> >
>> There's no maintainer for Sawfish in Debian.
> I intend to maintain sawfish.  I am a long time user of sawfish,
> because it can mimics the layout of windows buttons of OS X.  I am a
> long time user of Debian and package maintainer for some years.  I am
> not a Debian Developer, but I have a sponsor.  Someone that reviews my
> work and upload it to Debian.

Ah, that's very nice!

> The sawfish version in Debian is old but still very usable.  That's a
> good sign about the quality of the code.


>> > Christopher: can't your packages be submitted to the official Debian
>> > repos?
>> >
>> I would have to read more into the debian packaging stuff, build
>> packages for god knows what architectures. But first I'd need to
>> apply to some mentor-programme, before they would go public... I
>> don't feel like doing this. But you may post a request on Debian IRC
>> or MailingList, perhaps there's someone who'll take over
>> librep/rep-gtk/sawfish/sawfish-pager/ssd (not available at all).
> I have prepared new packages for librep, rep-gtk and sawfish.
> Currently I am waiting for my sponsor to review the work and upload it
> to experimental.
> If there is interest I can upload somewhere else the packages so you
> can do a preview of what will be included in Debian.

If it is going to hit experimental, I can wait.

One thing that bothers me is the issue described in
Because of that issue I've been running a locally patched sawfish.  As
far as I know, working around that issue without patching sawfish is not

Best wishes.

Sawfish ML

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