[pkg-fgfs-crew] Preparing for flightgear 3.6

Rebecca N. Palmer rebecca_palmer at zoho.com
Thu Sep 17 21:11:08 UTC 2015

It appears likely that 3.6 will be released soon, but as Ubuntu freeze 
has already passed, there is no hurry.

Relevant developments elsewhere in Debian:
-arch:all packages are now auto-built, so flightgear-data uploads no 
longer need to include the (huge) binaries: 
-A recent d-devel discussion pointed out that allowing the use of 
upstream-provided minified JavaScript (if the unminified source is 
included but not used) is inconsistent with the normal treatment of 
non-source formats; this may be changed to require actually using the 
source (either minifying it in the build, or just using the non-minified 

> Bugs status:
> 638283 - long since fixed, close
> 780867 - now fixed upstream
> 751847 & 751855 - still present, but essentially new development, which
> is not our job
> 779563 - still present upstream, see
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.games.flightgear.devel/76776
798412 - as noted there, probably fixed upstream

> Known TODOs (I have _not_ done any test packaging yet):
> -fgdata webgui has been renamed to Phi, and has gained several more
> JavaScript dependencies (and see
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=787592 )
> -Re-enable the launcher, as it now works properly on Linux (i.e. re-do
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/flightgear.git/commit/?id=252c284c2f5144944753f19adb4de88c4fb7293d
> ,
> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/flightgear.git/commit/?id=bd2c2ed5203c7624a34b5d32ad211df55a611ea3
> )
> fgdata repository size (c172p+ufo only) is currently 1.6-1.7GB, but the
> release may include more aircraft (which ones, and hence its size, are
> currently unknown to me).

JavaScript dependencies of fgdata Phi (I have _not_ tested whether it 
actually works with the Debian versions):
> flot - already replaced
> jquery - already replaced
> jquery-ui-themes-1.11.2 - lots of libjs-jquery-ui-theme-* (appears to be user-selectable, so does use them all)
> knockout - not in Debian
> knockout-jqueryui - *maybe* libjs-jquery-ui
> leaflet-0.7.3 - already replaced
> pagedown - not in Debian
> require - libjs-requirejs + libjs-requirejs-text
> sprintf - already in missing-sources (needs lintian override, #787592)
> sammy-latest.min.js - not in Debian

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