Raphaël Halimi | 3 Sep 04:13 2014

Bug#760338: ITP: acpi-call -- Kernel module that enables you to call ACPI methods

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Raphaël Halimi" <raphael.halimi <at> gmail.com>

* Package name    : acpi-call
  Version         : 1.1.0
  Upstream Author : Michal Kottman
* URL             : https://github.com/mkottman/acpi_call
* License         : GPL-3+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Kernel module that enables you to call ACPI methods

 Kernel module that enables you to call ACPI methods by writing the method
 name followed by arguments to /proc/acpi/call.

 It allows you to tamper with your system and should be used with caution.

This package is needed by tlp/tpacpi-bat (see bug #711471, ITP for tlp) to
change battery (dis)charge thresholds on new ThinkPad models which don't
support tp-smapi anymore.

It may be useful for other purposes, though, but AFAIK, since bbswitch
superseded it for toggling NVIDIA Optimus cards, the main use of this kernel
module by the community is for setting battery thresholds.

tlp (or, more precisely, tpacpi-bat) - if and when available in Debian - will
need this kernel module for proper operation on new ThinkPad models; currently
it has some kind of automatic installation function for acpi_call kernel
module, but I think a an installation through Debian packages dependency system
and dkms would be more compliant with Debian standards.
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Barry Warsaw | 2 Sep 22:10 2014

Calling all git-loving Pythonistas

Do you like working on Python packages but are using collab-maint (or other)
instead of the Debian Python team's repo because you prefer git over svn?  Do
you pine for the day when you can rejoin the DPMT or PAPT and still satisfy
your git cravings? :)

One of the decisions at Debconf14 is that the Debian Python team will
transition to git... eventually.  We're still in the learning, experimenting,
and discussing phase, so we're not yet ready to do a wholesale conversion.
But if you are currently using git to maintain your Python packages, we want
to hear from you!  I encourage you to re-engage with the team via the
debian-python <at>  mailing list, and help us effectively transition to git.

Some of the things we're now trying to decide include which of the various
popular regimes to adopt, e.g. gbp-pq, git-dpm, or dgit.  Other topics of
discussion are outlined in Stefano's summary of the DC14 conversations:


There are other threads in the archives, so please do read up on our
discussions to date, and come over to the debian-python list to give us your
suggestions and feedback.

Vagrant Cascadian | 2 Sep 22:03 2014

Bug#760314: RFH: zoneminder

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

Zoneminder maintenance has fallen behind; neither myself nor Peter
Howard seem to have enough time to maintain it properly. I no longer
use zoneminder at work. Another maintainer, ideally one who actively
uses zoneminder, is probably long overdue...

Homepage: http://www.zoneminder.com/

Description: Linux video camera security and surveillance solution
 ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security
 applications, including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child
 or family member or home monitoring and other care scenarios. It
 supports capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming
 from one or more video or network cameras attached to a Linux system.
 ZoneMinder also support web and semi-automatic control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom
 cameras using a variety of protocols. It is suitable for use as a home
 video security system and for commercial or professional video security
 and surveillance. It can also be integrated into a home automation system
 via X.10 or other protocols.

It's written in Perl, C (maybe C++?), PHP and javascript. It's got a web
frontend, and stores events in a database backend.

There are at least two RC bugs fixed in VCS/experimental; haven't had
the time to do an upload or a good setup to test with, and another that
might be fixable with a newer upstream version, or at least downgraded
with some testing to verify it only applies to specific cameras.

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Evgeni Golov | 2 Sep 21:09 2014

calling maintainer scripts with a clean environment?


after reading #759590, I think it is time to consider calling maintainer 
scripts in a (slightly) cleaned environment.

Short background: there is a bug in eatmydata (#702711) which currently 
breaks gnutls28 using apps in sid (the mentioned #759590).

That wouldn't be too bad (noone runs their production servers with 
eatmydata), if the eatmydata LD_PRELOAD would not leak into running 
services because they are (re)started from maintainer-scripts which get 
the environment from the running apt.

There is an old, wont-fix bug in dpkg about this: #18567, the 
corresponding discussion on -devel [1] agreed, that overriding $PATH is 
an useful argument against just cleaning the whole environment and 
hardcoding $PATH to something general. Yet I think there are vars I'd 
like not to have inside my running services and also not during other 
tasks inside of maintainer-scripts. I think systemd already does this, 
but I'd love a more generic solution for the "problem".

Thoughts, solutions, pitchforks?

[1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/10/msg00941.html


Bruce Schneier can read and understand Perl programs.

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Roadbuddie | 2 Sep 04:03 2014

Bluetooth Car Kits - Wireless

The Roadbuddie is a Bluetooth in-car speakerphone. It links wirelessly by Bluetooth with your phone and
allows you to have hands-free calls while driving. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel!
The Roadbuddie doesn’t require any installation. Just attach it to your car’s steering wheel via its
durable clip and enjoy hands-free calls (Via your car Stereo Speakers), while driving! No more Ear
mounting bluetooth device.
With Roadbuddie it's more comfortable to use as compared to the Normal Ear mounting Bluetooth devices.

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- Answer calls when driving with ease.
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- Wireless Earpiece for your "PRIVATE" conversations..
- Stream MP3 or phone audio to car Stereo Speakers.
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- Comes with car charger and USB charger- Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity
- Micro SD Card Support
- User friendly Manual

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NOKUBI Takatsugu | 2 Sep 09:41 2014

Bug#760262: ITP: ruby-kakasi-ffi -- A Ruby binding for KAKASI implemented with Fiddle/DL/FFI

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: NOKUBI Takatsugu <knok <at> daionet.gr.jp>

* Package name    : ruby-kakasi-ffi
  Version         : 1.0.1
  Upstream Author : Akinori MUSHA <knu <at> idaemons.org>
* URL             : https://github.com/knu/kakasi_ffi
* License         : BSD-2-clause
  Programming Lang: Ruby, C
  Description     : A Ruby binding for KAKASI implemented with Fiddle/DL/FFI

ruby-kakasi-ffi is a replacement of ruby-kakasi. Former package was
obsolete, and the upstream site had closed (RAA).

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Javi Merino | 2 Sep 00:54 2014

Bug#760230: ITP: python-sk1libs -- Set of python non-GUI extensions for sK1 Project

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Javi Merino <vicho <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : python-sk1libs
  Version         : 0.9.1
  Upstream Author : Igor E. Novikov <igor.e.novikov <at> gmail.com>
* URL             : http://sk1project.org/modules.php?name=Products&product=sk1
* License         : LGPL-2+
  Programming Lang: Python, C
  Description     : Set of python non-GUI extensions for sK1 Project

sk1libs is a set of python non-GUI extensions for sK1 Project.
The package includes multiplatform non-GUI extensions which are
usually native extensions.

This package is a dependency of the new upstream version of
python-uniconvertor .  It'll be maintained in the Python Modules Team.

Daniel Stender | 1 Sep 19:56 2014

Bug#760188: ITP: scoop -- concurrent parallel programmming library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Daniel Stender <debian <at> danielstender.com>

* Package name    : scoop
  Version         : 0.7.1
  Upstream Author : SCOOP Development Team <scoop-users <at> googlegroups.com>
* URL             : http://code.google.com/p/scoop/
* License         : LPGL-3.0
  Description     : concurrent parallel programmming library for Python

I'm working on packaging Scoop for Debian. For info on this, please cf. http://scoop.readthedocs.org/en/0.7/.

Thank you very much,
Daniel Stender

Dmitry Bogatov | 1 Sep 15:58 2014

Bug#760167: ITP: cligh -- Command-line interface to GitHub

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Dmitry Bogatov <KAction <at> gnu.org>

* Package name    : cligh
  Version         : 0.2
  Upstream Author : Christopher M. Brannon
* URL             : http://the-brannons.com/software/cligh.html
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Command-line interface to GitHub

This program allows working with GitHub from console.
Issues can be opened, closed, viewed, listed and commented. Repositories
can be created, listed and forked. Collaborators can be viewed,
added and removed.

Source package is already available at github: kaction/deb-cligh.

PS. Is it any tool to generate ITP bug from debian/ directory?

Andreas Moog | 1 Sep 15:53 2014

Bug#760166: ITP: libjs-elycharts -- javascript library to generate static and interactive charts

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Moog <andreas.moog <at> warperbbs.de>

* Package name    : libjs-elycharts
  Version         : 2.1.5
  Upstream Author : Eric Goth <eric.goth AT gmail.com>
		    Stefano Bagnara <stefano.bagnara ATgmail.com>
		    Void Labs s.n.c.
* URL             : http://elycharts.com
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: Javascript
  Description     : javascript library to generate static and interactive charts

This javascript library is used to generate static and interactive charts. It
supports dynamic data modification, allows for mouse tracking and highlighting
of specific parts in the chart. It also includes a variety of animations and
transformations to show the chart evolution.


The long description could use improvement (I'm not good with words), I will ask
debian-l10n-english for help with it.

One of the packages I maintain (nzbget) introduces a new dependency on elycharts
in its new version.

If it is possible, I'd like to maintain elycharts within the Debian-Javascript
packaging team.