Becoming the official GNU a2ps maintainer
I've been using GNU
a2ps from ancient days. I prefer to print out things prettily and
read them on papers (with highlighters at hand) rather than on
computer displays. You may safely say I'm a caveman.
Unfortunately, the upstream development of GNU a2ps is basically dead.
I know there are some promising replacements (most notably Cedilla),
but the problem is, I got used to the good ol' GNU a2ps too much. It
still works for me. And to make it worse, I'm a Lisp illiterate (do
not throw stones at me, please).
So, I finally took over the official maintainership of GNU a2ps, and
now preparing a new maintenance release. No flashy new features (such
as the much needed UTF-8 support), but most of easy bugs are fixed.
You can obtain the current tarball:
http://people.debian.org/~mhatta/a2ps-4.13c-rc3.tar.gz (I'd like to upload this to alpha.gnu.org, but GNU sysadmins don't give me the needed permission yet).
Or, you might want to obtain it through the anonymous CVS:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/a2ps co -r a2ps-4-1x a2ps
Note that specifying the tag "a2ps-4-1x" is important.
So, at least you have someone to blame w.r.t. GNU a2ps now. Please
give it a try and tell me how you think (Debian packaging is
underway). The a2ps mailing list is also revived, it's
not yet another spam honeypot anymore. Join there if you want. Or,
if you are kind enough, please join the development at
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