[Pkg-opennebula-devel] Progress for OpenNebula 3.8

Martin Steigerwald ms at teamix.de
Thu Jul 23 11:48:57 UTC 2015

Am Mittwoch, 22. Juli 2015, 16:44:11 schrieb Olivier Berger:
> Hi.


> Martin Steigerwald <ms at teamix.de> writes:
> > 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.

Yeah sure. Just wanted to note that this was quite some work involved.

> > 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.

I cannot advice on this as I didn´t look closely at the changes. Maybe Jaime 
can advice?

Anyway, I am okay with either approach. You do the work, so you decide :)

Probably last answer before holidays :) (3 weeks).


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