[aur-requests] [PRQ#5706] Request Accepted
sweetpea at tentacle.net
Thu Jul 7 20:13:42 UTC 2016
Interesting. I guess this comes down to whether a piece of software’s platform is where it runs, or where it is consumed. In a remote-terminal environment, the lines blur a bit.
Anyway, it’s fine; I can maintain my own repository for running this on all of my (Arch Linux) servers. Thanks for the reply
> On Jun 27, 2016, at 03:12, Muflone <webreg at vbsimple.net> wrote:
>> I am the (now former) maintainer of the imgcat package in AUR.
> Hi Kevin
>> The package was deleted because it was “Mac-only” software. This is not true.
>> imgcat is a shell script that allows images to be displayed in a terminal
> > window. (xterm also has this functionality, though I don’t think
>> imgcat’soutput escape sequences are compatible.)
>> It’s true, it currently only works with iTerm2, which is Mac software.
> I was unable to use imgcat with both xterm, tilda and gnome-terminal emulators. I'm pretty sure that is doesn't work with any GNU/Linux terminal emulator.
> Such software, which only scope is to be used from a Mac only software shouldn't have a place in the AUR, which is specific to the Arch Linux distribution.
> Samba, ntfs-3g, hfstools and similar softwares are to be used from any GNU/Linux to achieve a goal which is directly related to the Arch Linux.
> IMHO imgcat doesn't fall in this category.
> Fabio Castelli aka Muflone
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