[pkg-horde] Wheezy lacks Horde

Mathieu Parent math.parent at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 15:59:26 UTC 2012

(cc-ing pkg-horde hackers)
(why did you put this thread on -release?

2012/8/2 Marc Dequènes (Duck) <duck at duckcorp.org>:
> Coin,

Hi Duck,

> I was just notified of #683604 and was quite astonished.

Yes, this is sad.

> According to our tools, package php-horde-imp is not in the archive, and
> other top-level applications too. Thus only Horde 4 libraries will be
> available in Wheezy, while Horde 3 is being phased out. Is this some kind of
> joke?
> You worked on php-horde-imp for the last time on 2012-06-08, and since then
> i do not recall seing any call for help to finish the work.

I called for help several times:

... unfortunately, no response. I probably should have created an RFH bug ...

> As Horde 3 is broken with the PHP version in wheezy (#675586 for example),
> the situation is really bad. I proposed preliminary patches but noone seemed
> to care.

Yes. As Horde 3 is not supported upstream anymore, I decided to remove
it from wheezy (this is a too critical application to keep potential
security holes).

> Really this is bad for our users.

Yes. But this is still not too late to prepare packages for backports.

Instructions to continue the work is at
There is still a lot to do, especially about copyright (see [1], [2]
and [3]).

[1]: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-horde-hackers/2012-March/007014.html
[2]: #668396: RFP: Plupload -- Cross browser and platform uploader API
[3]: #668390: RFP: jquery-mobile -- Touch-Optimized Web Framework for
Smartphones & Tablets

Mathieu Parent

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