Bug#642906: RFH: balsa -- An e-mail client for GNOME

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at debian.org
Thu Feb 13 20:27:21 GMT 2020

Control: affects 642906 + src:balsa

On Mon 2011-09-26 10:24:34 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 26 septembre 2011 à 10:22 +0200, Maxime Chatelle a écrit :
>> Sorry for the late, I will take it over as we said earlier [1] if your
>> are ok again. With the holidays, I missed the time. (and a little bit
>> forgotten)
> Ah right, I forgot we already had someone interested /o\
> Please take it over when you have the time. We will remove it from the
> pkg-gnome repository when it’s done.

I haven't seen much activity on this RFH about balsa, and it looks like
it's been over a year since any version of balsa has been uploaded to

I've just NMUed balsa 2.5.9-0.1 to debian experimental, which fixes a
pretty severe bug (#911558).

I've also pushed a MR for these changes here:
https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/balsa/merge_requests/1, asking if i
can help out more directly (i don't have push access to the balsa repo
on salsa).

If you're ok with me helping out, it'd be most useful if i could have
access to push to the basla repo on salsa.

Also, if you want me to add myself to uploaders on the package, i'm
willing to do that.

A few notes about remaining packaging work i see ahead for balsa:

 - Change debian/changelog to DEP-5.

 - Split out the arch-independent stuff in /usr/share to a balsa-data
   package, to reduce the size of the archive (this requires a trip
   through NEW, sigh).

 - Add some sort of autopkgtest (maybe we need something like
   https://salsa.debian.org/debian/test-daemons to make a plausible test

 - Consider enabling newer upstream features like Autocrypt.

 - If we land 2.5.9 in unstable, consider importing upstream's gmime 3.0
   conversion work into debian/patches for unstable


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