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[Savannah-hackers] Re: GNU Visualization of Complier Graphs (#3151)

From: James Michael DuPont
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: GNU Visualization of Complier Graphs (#3151)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:16:23 -0700 (PDT)

--- Mathieu Roy <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm evaluating the project you submitted for approval in Savannah.
> Submitted Description: This is not my project, but I am taking over
> the maintence of it. There has been no updates on this in years, and
> I
> have received patches from the author to make it GNU compatible.
> Parts
> of the older code were "Uglified" and I will be making hopefully a
> "GNU VCG" one that is %100 GNU compliant. Also I would like to turn
> this into a generic layout component and embed it inside of GNOME
> DIA. The project VCG was written by Georg Sander address@hidden
> and others as part of ESPRIT project. Here is the home
> page.
> ----------------------------------------------------------- quote:
> ----------------------------------------------------------- The VCG
> tool reads a textual and readable specification of a graph and
> visualizes the graph. If not all positions of nodes are fixed, the
> tool layouts the graph using several heuristics as reducing the
> number
> of crossings, minimizing the size of edges, centering of nodes. The
> specification language of the VCG tool is nearly compatible to GRL,
> the language of the edge tool, but contains many extensions. The VCG
> tool allows folding of dynamically or statically specified regions of
> the graph. It uses colors and runs on X11 and MS Windows 3.1. (An
> older version runs on Sunview). -------
> Since your project does not seems to be part of the
> GNU project yet, we cannot accept that project name
> for it. Of course there are lots of non-GNU projects
> with names such as gnuplot and gnuboy, but they are
> not hosted in Savannah.

The package is part of debian already.
We can leave the name as vcg, but I dont think it is a good idea.

> In the projects we host we want to keep the distinction
>  between GNU and non-GNU projects, to avoid confusion.

I want to name it GNU and for it to be a gnu project.
RMS has personally supported this retaking over,
georg greve has also given his support many people think its great.

the thing is that vcg is a real eyesore for gnu, it is a project that
was under the gpl, but was never release properly.

> If your project is accepted into the GNU project, you
>  can change its name later on.
I would rather wait, I will host it on my project
untill we get a formal ok for the gnu name.

> Could you create a tarball with the code as it
> now exists and make it available to a temporary URL
> (and add this url to your description while submitting
> the project)?

I have included the debian package. I will add the new patches when we
get cvs setup and the names sorted out.

> We want to help you fix potential legal issues.
> For example, in order to release your project under
> the GPL you should write copyright notices and copying
> permission statements at the beginning of every source code
> file, following the advice of

That has been done as part of the debianification.

> Could you resubmit your project once it's done?
> You can resubmit your project with ease by copying
> the big re-registration URL provided in the mail
> you received  at submission

I can, but I want to know how to get the gnu name first.


James Michael DuPont

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