[pkg-kolab] Debian Kolab Packages

Mike Gabriel mike.gabriel at das-netzwerkteam.de
Sat Nov 9 12:41:42 UTC 2013

Hi Mathieu

On  Sa 02 Nov 2013 09:11:20 CET, Mathieu Parent wrote:

> Hi Christopher,
> I'm sorry to answer lately...
> Le vendredi 22 juin 2012, Christopher Reichert <
> christopher.reichert at kdab.com> a écrit :
>> Hey Mathieu,
>> Lately I have been interested in helping out with the maintenance of the
> Kolab packages. I know you are busy so I will keep this short. Here are my
> questions.

I am sporadically looking at them at the moment.

>> Is anyone currently maintaining Kolabd and related packages?
> In Debian : nope. But there are some packages from upstream. I have not
> tested them neither reviewed.
>> Is anyone still interested in maintaining the kolab packages?
> Nobody asked to come to the pkg-kolab ML.

/me is interested (and /me is a DD and a Kolab2+Horde user). I own two  
Kolab ITPs (pykolab and roundcube-plugins-kolab). Both packages are  
provided upstream as well, but they need quite some work to fit into  
Debian policy.

>> Is there any information a newbie to Debian maintenance should now about
> these packages in particular?
> Kolab3 has so many things changed that it is probably better to start from
> scratch.

Yes. We start with the packages already provided by Kolab systems. Git  
repositories for the afore mentioned packages are already on  
collab-maint Git on Alioth.

>> Would anyone be interested in mentoring me to help Kolab in Debian? (I am
> not a maintainer so I would need some guidance :)).
> There is debian-mentors and pkg-kolab ML (i still follow the later).

I will be happy to mentor you (via this list and via #kolab IRC on  
freenode). Please join into the team (which still needs to be  


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