[Debian-olpc-devel] Anyone working on packaging sugar-turtleart-activity

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 20:14:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
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> [responding to all, not only pkg list, since that seems to be preferred]
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 02:51:50AM -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>>Would Debian packagers be interested in helping with an introduction to
>>packaging, to be published through FLOSS Manuals?
> I guess you mean educating various details of packaging to people
> unfamiliar with Debian packaging.
> I see a need for that, but personally I have my hands full: I feel that
> my time is currently better spent helping people _familiar_ with Debian
> packaging to package Sugar activities.  Which has shown to be a task on
> its own.

You have already contributed much material that we can use. Thank you.

If some of the people in this discussion want to produce a book on
Debian packaging for Sugar (the whole world of Debian packaging is too
big for one book), there would be three phases.

1. Have an informal group work through the issues and document them
individually, collecting the information someplace convenient. We
would refine this work by having members test the procedures and
discuss problems and fixes. Just creating an outline of the issues
would be a great help.

2. When we are satisfied that we know enough of what we are talking
about, organize a 2-day book sprint with writers, editors, a diagram
maker, and a tools person who knows the FLOSS toolset, including
publication. We write for two days, and the polish and publish on the
third day.

3. Lather, rinse, repeat. The book will be freely available online,
and edits can be made at any time. A Maintainers group can decide when
to formally publish updates.

We can probably start a book project right now on the FLOSS Manuals
Wiki. We can add procedures as they become available, and make changes
as necessary while we go along. Then we might be able to do a one-day
sprint at the end.

Should we start with a Sugar project at alioth, in the Education
section of the project tree?

>>On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>>> Attached is the README.source that will accompany future releases of
>>> currently packaged Sugar packages for Debian.  That file documents
>>> the packaging mechanisms and tools used, but deliberately does not
>>> teach *how* to use them, only refer to the various separate
>>> documentation.
>>> The README.source file is maintained at
>>> git://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/cdbs-skel
>>> (the branch git+git+tarball+quilt+misc is used with Sugar packages)
>>I was just going to ask you for that. Thanks again.
> I know that you are eager to get it, and I am thankful for that: Your
> interest in it has helped encourage me to write that text! :-)
> Kind regards,
>  - Jonas
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