[Pkg-libburnia-devel] Are there plans for unfreezing ?

Thomas Schmitt scdbackup at gmx.net
Mon May 6 17:33:42 UTC 2013


congratulations to the release of Wheezy.

In the hope that libburnia packages get unfrozen soon, i plan to
release 1.3.0 within the next two weeks.
Because George Danchev has few time, i consider to ask for
attention on the debian-cd mailing list. After all, versions
newer than 1.2.2 seem desirable for the debian-cd package.

Nevertheless i first ask here whether Debian Libburnia packagers
have own means to upgrade the packages.

1.3.0 could be handled much like 1.2.2.

But since 1.2.6 there is a GUI demo "frontend/xorriso-tcltk".
See a screenshot from Debian 6.0.2
For that program run i had to install:

xorriso-tcltk is not overly nice to look at. But it guides a user
through a xorriso dialog by error messages and help texts. It
should be quite safe for try-and-error operation.
I hope that it will inspire programmers of modern GUI to use
xorriso as backend. See also:

So i propose a new Debian package "xorriso-tcltk".
Depending on tk8.5, bwidget, and xorriso.

Motivation for now:
This is the only free GUI which combines manipulation of ISO 9660
with operation of CD, DVD, and BD media.
(There is http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/isomaster
 which looks better, promises great ISO 9660 features, but cannot
 burn by itself. There are Brasero, K3B, et.al. which are mediocre
 with manipulating existing ISO filesystems, because they restrict
 themselves to the feature set of mkisofs.)

Have a nice day :)


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