[Pkg-mc-devel] Reorganisation of MC packaging team

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Mon Feb 20 11:12:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 08:34:26PM +0100, Maarten Bezemer wrote:
> >    1. Drop history of SVN packaging and simply start a Git
> >       reporistory from scratch (I'm no git expert, I'm just following
> >       the plan from Yuri).
> I an too new (to packaging) to have an opinion on this. Using bazaar on LP 
> seems to work nicely though.

I know that Ubuntu heavily prefers bazaar on LP and I will not question
such technical details as long as there is some outcome of reliably
maintained Debian packages.  For the purpose of forming a team inside
Debian it might be a good idea to stick to alioth.debian.org but we are
finally a DoOcracy and if those people who are doing the work might have
a clear preference I will not stop them.

In short my advise would be to use the infrastructure on alioth and keep
on using pkg-mc project on it (with whatever VCS is prefered) but if
this advise is not helpful to fullfill your goal do whatever you prefer.

> >    2. Inject the latest upstream version into the new repository and
> >       verify which patches from previous Debian packaging should be
> >       applied.
> I am working on that, and getting it accepted to precise eventhough the 
> FeatureFreeze is effective already. See bug #905610

It was definitely a very reasonable step to keep the pkg-mc list in CC.
> >    3. Try to form a Debian-Ubuntu-whatever maintainer team around mc
> I am willing to join the team (at least for a while), personally I do not use 
> mc, so I wonder whether I am the right person to become a permanent member. 

Start using mc! ;-)

> But for now I'll help out with packaging and merging upstream versions. I am 
> also willing to get it accepted in Debian.
> But, I am very new to packaging, distributions, FeatureFreezes, etc. 
> (basically new to all!), so I would need guidance when helping out.

Guidance in terms of packaging mentoring is one of my main jobs inside
the Debian Med team (for instance see[1]).  However, I can only guide
into Debian infrastructure because I know only this.  Please do not
understand this as some ancient Ubuntu bashing - it is just that I never
found the time to dive into Ubuntu techniques like LP and so on and I'm
just incompetent here.

Kind regards


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/MoM


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