[aur-general] Orphan (adoption) request for x48 and delete request for x48-emulator

René Herman rene.herman at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 10:27:22 EDT 2010

Good day.

[this same message has been hanging in the non-subscriber moderation 
queue for a few days now]

I'm a recent arch user (but longtime linux user) and would like to adopt 
the x48 package, an emulator for the HP-48 scientific calculator.

There are two versions of the package on the AUR, x48 and x48-emulator 
but both are out of date and unfortunately neither listed maintainer 
(also CCed) has responded to email.

I've created a new PKGBUILD updated to the current 0.6.3 and have also 
patched x48 itself to have it use the normal archlinux X11 app-defaults 
directory (/usr/share/X11/app-defaults) instead of a previously 
hard-coded /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults. The new PKGBUILD furthermore 
installs the "ROMDump" program so people can use it to grab the ROM from 
their own HP-48s. Might also like to do more serious work on the 
emulator in the future.

I suppose the x48-emulator package will have been created only because 
back then the x48 maintainer also didn't respond -- if I can adopt the 
x48 package, the x48-emulator package could be deleted I suppose.

I'm not a subscriber to the list; if I look through the archives I 
believe it's not usual to attach src archives but if anyone want to see 
my version, it's at:


I'm "rene" on the AUR (with only the "ufiformat" package as of now).


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