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Bug#869875: ITP: woeusb -- Bootable USB Storage Creator for Windows Installer/PE




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "林博仁" <Buo.Ren.Lin@xxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : woeusb
  Version         : 2.1.2(and future releases)
  Upstream Author : slacka <https://github.com/slacka>, 林博仁
<Buo.Ren.Lin@xxxxxxxxx> et.al, refer
<https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB/graphs/contributors> for the full list.
WinUSB(the source of the fork) author is Colin GILLE / congelli501
<colingille@xxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/slacka/WoeUSB
* License         : GPL v3
  Programming Lang: Bash(core), C++(GUI wrapper based on WxWidgets)
  Description     : Bootable USB Storage Creator for Windows Installer/PE

 This package contains two programs:
 .
  - woeusb: a simple Bash script that enables you to create your own bootable
  Windows installation USB storage device from an existing Windows Installation
  DVD or its ISO image.
  - woeusbgui: woeusb's GUI wrapper based on WxWidgets
 Supported images: Windows Vista, Seven, 8 installer
 for any language and any version (home, pro...)
 and Windows PE.
 .
 This software is a fork of Colin GILLE / congelli501's WinUSB software.
 http://en.congelli.eu/prog_info_winusb.html

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 - why is this package useful/relevant?

   It allows debian users to create USB Windows installer easily without
resorting to a Windows machine.

 - is it a dependency for another package?

   Nope.

 - do you use it?

   Yes.  This application is often needed for re-installing collegue/family
member's Win
 - if there are other packages providing similar functionality, how does it
compare?

   It's possible to achive the same goal by meddling with `parted`, `grub` etc,
however this requires advanced knowlege to disk partitioning and OS
bootstrapping.

 - how do you plan to maintain it?

   As I am one of the upstream developers the debianization of this package
will be simultaneously maintained in the upstream codebase.  The changes
specifically required by Debian may be maintained in a separated branch or code
repository.