[Pkg-dspam-misc] dspam maintanance and latest version

Julien Valroff julien at kirya.net
Sat Jul 25 05:09:44 UTC 2009

Hi everyone!

Le vendredi 24 juillet 2009 à 15:38 -0400, Kurt B. Kaiser a écrit :
> On Sat, 18 Jul 2009 08:54:56 +0000, "Antonio Radici"
> <antonio at dyne.org> said:
> > I'm a dspam user and I'd like to have the latest version of the
> > package on Debian, I've seen that what's in there at the moment is
> > pretty old and we would all benefit from having some activity for this
> > package :-)
> It's old because there were problems with 3.8.0; people were reverting
> to 3.6.8 and the cvs snapshots apparently weren't solving the problems.
> Also, there was a question whether the project had died upstream.  All
> that is now receding behind us, thankfully.
> > Do you have any plan to update the version of the package? After the
> > change of ownership upstream seems responsive.
> Yes, things are hopping again upstream  :-)

DSPAM is no dead!

> I'm thinking that we should put 3.9.0 in experimental until it at least
> gets out of alpha.  There are a couple of serious bugs in our current
> packages that need to be addressed, though.  I haven't had much time in
> the last eight months or so but I hope that situation has passed.
> > There are already some Debian packages on kyria.net, done by a guy I
> > contacted today,
> http://packages.kirya.net/packages.php?dist=lenny
> Here's Julien's (old) comment on those packages.  I don't know what
> progress has been made since then, but I see his repository has been
> updated recently.  Maybe he'll give us a progress update.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=418736#45

I have worked a lot recently on sync'ing "my" experimental packages with
the last updates Kurt had done in the offical svn repository.
Actually, the changelog get snow bigger and bigger, and I keep following
upstream GIT closely, testing packages on some test boxes etc.

> Julien is also a member of pkg-dspam on Alioth.

Hey, great news, I wasn't even aware my original mail were read by

I must say I never login to Alioth, and I wasn't notified when I was
added to the project.

> > I'm a DM myself so we could do some integration between what's in
> > there and the SVN repos; do you mind if I join your group on alioth
> > and start doing some work? :-)
> I have added you to pkg-dspam.  Welcome!
> Currently the pkg-dspam debianization is held in svn:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-dspam/trunk/debian/#_trunk_debian_
> We should decide if moving our work on Alioth to git would make patch
> submission upstream easier, now that dspam has gone to git.  Maybe it's
> not worth the effort and continuing with svn-buildpackage is best.  I'm
> inclined to leave it alone, but have no strong opinion.  Thoughts?

I am personally used to working with svn-buildpackage but it seems git
has more and more success, and can see its advantages when looking DSPAM
upstream development. Switching to git from svn seems quit easy, then
why not?

If that's ok for you, I can add a branch in SVN (for now) for the
packages I am working on, so that you can review the bigger changes I
have made.

I am very happy to see we will be able to use DSPAM on Debian again!


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