[Pkg-opennebula-devel] Progress for OpenNebula 3.8

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at telecom-sudparis.eu
Wed Jul 22 14:44:11 UTC 2015


Martin Steigerwald <ms at teamix.de> writes:

>> I don't know if Martin is still interested, but I'll try my luck anyway.
>> Has there been any public push of the packaging sources for 3.8.5 ?
>> I noticed the commits by Jaime on the experimental branch that were
>> later reverted (so as to keep experimental on 3.6 only ?), but nothing
>> else.
>> And AFAICS, the 3.8.5 package tarball from opennebula didn't contain the
>> package sources, only the binary packages.
>> Any clue, anyone (if you're still alive ;)
> We may revisit OpenNebula in the next time, but currently I do not intend to 
> work on the packaging, so it is a …
> … "go ahead! and good success" from my side.

Thanks for your encouraging message ;-)

> I just think it would make sense to go after the latest version of OpenNebula. 
> Thats 4.12.1 according to:
> http://opennebula.org/software/release/
> One of the challenges I found with the packages, that included files in 
> upstream change heavily and you always need to adapt which files are installed 
> into the package. This is quite some manual work. Of course, just including 
> everything is not an option either. And adding copyrights for the files. 
> Anything that can help to automate it without loosing control of what gets 
> include into the package would make a lot of sense.

Well, I guess this is the common tasks of the Debian maintainer... of
course the volume/rate/impact of changes may differ between packages.

> Thus I would not spend any effort packaging an obsolete version of OpenNebula, 
> but go for the latest and greated to have this effort just once instead of 
> twice (first 3.8, than 4.12) to go to the latest upstream version.

Well... that joins the opinion already provided by Jaime, which makes a
lot of sense for new users, but I'm personally (and as a DD too) also
concerned about the migration path for existing deployments of 3.4 on
wheezy systems...

I'm a bit afraid of the big jump from 3.4 to 4.x, hence my questions
aboyt latest versions of 3.x branch.

Thanks for the feedback anyway.

Best regards,
Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.telecom-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, Evry (France)

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