[pkg-fso-maint] Renaming gsm0710muxd?
luca at pca.it
Wed Feb 18 18:43:49 UTC 2009
On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:24:13 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> I have brought it up before: What we package as gsm0710muxd is a fork
> of the muxer written by the pyNeo guy, and they are incompatible.
Well, what I knew was that FSO would have migrated to pyNeo's
gsmu0710muxd in the long term:
> In a while, the FSO team will replace it by their own
> re-implementation, this time with a proper name (fso-abyss).
I hope "proper" was a joke...
> But Josh (who just subscribed this list) from the pyNeo team has
> already created Debian packages for their software,
Are you saying that there is another Debian package called gsm0710muxd
and this is different from the pkg-fso one? I hope Josh's package has
never gone public yet, otherwise we are in a very bad situation, which
adds more to the already shitty one.
> and I would like to get their packages into the repository as soon as
> possible (waiting for something happening from the “competing” stack
> would not be motivational enough).
I fully agree and the latest news completely change the considerations I
> I couldn’t immediately find out whether fso-abyss is already function
> and usable with the current frameworkd. If it is, then it’s clear what
> to do: Package fso-abyss, change the dependency in fso-frameworkd to
> that and then package the original gsm0710muxd together with thy pyNeo
fso-abyss is already at version 0.3.0, thus I would expect it being
functional, at least this is what I understand from the README. The
best thing would be to ask on the smartphones-* mailing lists.
The major problem, however, is that as soon as we switch to it we will
probably need an fso-frameworkd snapshot. And this will delay any
fso-frameworkd upload to main, again.
> But if not, how should we proceed?
> * Rename gsm0710muxd to fso-gsm0710muxd and make appropriate
> Depends/Conflicts, until we can use fso-abyss?
> * Upload pyNeo’s gsm0710muxd as pyneo-gsm0710muxd, with the possibility
> of upsetting the original author? We could still later rename it back
> when fso-abyss can be used.
> * Put pyNeo package somewhere else until fso-abyss is ready?
I would go with the first option, for two reasons:
1) gsm0710muxd is pyNeo's software and we should credit it
2) Michael Lauer stated that he will not use the fso-gsm0710muxd name
Gismo / Luca
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