[Debian-olpc-devel] Fwd: sugar

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Apr 8 21:41:05 UTC 2008

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On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 11:56:26AM +0300, Jani Monoses wrote:
>> Yes, I noticed your packages, and had a look at them back in 
>> november.
>> I decided to repackage from scratch with the following goals:
>>   * Support both Python 2.4 and 2.5
>>     Debian use Python 2.4 by default, not 2.5 as Ubuntu and upstream. 
>>     Supporting both means we can test if problems persist in both 
>>     versions, by switching at runtime.
>I think most packages use python-central so I think it should work with 

I mean package for all Python versions available to the distro, rather 
than just the currently default one.

>Anyway IIRC upstream has some dependencies on 2.5 does it not?

Correct.  I have fought hard to fix those through patching.

>>   * Use cdbs
>I think all my packages were using CDBS from the beginning.

Did you have a look at the source of some of the packages I made?

>> Source package sugar-core builds binary package python-sugar
>this is sugar itself not necessarily a module?

Yes, the upstream package "sugar-base" is a public module.

/usr/bin/sugar is contained in the upstream "sugar" package.

>I tried sticking to upstream naming where it made sense.

Well, it certainly does not make sense when violating policy. :-P

Upstream naming of Git repositories seems loose too.

I intend to follow this naming scheme for binary packages:

  * Public Python modules follow Python policy.

  * Non-modules start with "sugar" or "olpc" dependening on their scope.

  * Activities end with "activity"

For source packages, I tend to start name with "sugar", but that might 

>> Source package sugar-toolkit builds binary package 
>> python-sugar-toolkit.
>> Maybe you simply overlooked those names different from the ones in 
>> your packages?
>quite possibly. I saw one upload only in debian a few weeks ago and I 
>got the idea that it used one source package for 3 upstream core 

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