[Pkg-running-devel] Garming plugin packages in Debian?

Andreas Diesner garminplugin at andreas-diesner.de
Fri Dec 2 09:03:13 UTC 2011

Hello everybody, hello Ralf and Christian,

Ralf helped me a lot to clean up my code and prepare it for a possible
release (Thank you!). And as far as I remember all open issues (identified
by Ralf) have been cleaned up in the code. My only concern is that the
release cycle of Debian Stable is too slow. Garmin updated their plugin
twice this year and added new functionality -- on all websites that updated
their API my plugin was broken until I increased the version number and
added the missing function.

Maybe my concern is wrong - then I would be happy if the plugin will be
integrated. Otherwise I could try to implement an update process that
happens in userspace if a new version exists (plugin updates itself by
downloading a new version) - but this needs to be very well programmed as
this can be a security threat.


2011/12/2 Ralf Treinen <ralf.treinen at pps.jussieu.fr>

> Hello everybody,
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 05:57:46AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Hello other maintainers of sport-related packages in Debian, hello
> Andreas,
> >
> > While reading the pytrainer-devel mailing list, I went on Andreas
> > Diesner's page about his Garmin Plugin development (Andreas CC'ed):
> >
> > http://www.andreas-diesner.de/garminplugin/doku.php?id=start
> >
> > It could probably be interesting if we could integrate it in
> > Debian. Andreas already has debpackages which we could use as a
> > start...
> in fact Andreas had contacted me about his plugins some time ago
> (beginning of the year? sorry, I do not have my archives available
> from here). I had a look at his package for ubuntu and pointed out
> to him several things that would have to be improved in order to be
> integrated into debian. This concerned non-free code, and custom copies
> of libraries. Andreas started to work on these issues, and rewrote part
> of the code in order to replace non-free parts. I did not revceive
> news from him since some time, but it is also possible that this my
> fault since I'm currently working on debian less regularly than I used
> to (this will change in the near future).
> It would be great if the plugin could integrated the plugin in debian.
> Cheers -Ralf.
> --
> Ralf Treinen
> Laboratoire Preuves, Programmes et Systèmes
> Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.
> http://www.pps.jussieu.fr/~treinen/
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