[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Getting packages into the distributions
jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Wed Jan 28 00:13:20 UTC 2009
Daniel Glassey wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:51 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>> Since at least one of our packages (bibledit) is IMO very close to being
>> ready for pushing up to the distros, we should start discussing how we as a
>> team plan to handle that part of the effort. You are our sole tame DD, and
>> I don't think we have any MOTUs on the packaging team, so... we will need
>> your help with that part of things!
> OK. A thread was brought up on debian-devel about this so I've said
> that another DD or prospective DD would be very welcome.
I'd label myself as a prospective MOTU without hestitation. Prospective
DD? Hmmm, well, the skillset is similar; if it would really help, and
especially if you can mentor/sponsor me towards DD-hood... maybe!
> Is there any chance of finding a 'tame MOTU' for the project? Jordan,
> Raphael and Ralf can you help or, since I'm sure you are very busy,
> suggest someone else? Is the Ichthux team still active and is there
> anyone there that can help?
Medium term, if all this works out, I'm hoping I may become that MOTU.
For Jaunty, we'll need to find some real (as opposed to wannabe's like
me!) MOTUs to approve our sync requests, and (as far as I know) that's
about all we'd need from them; hopefully not all that onerous a task.
(Well, not for the software itself, anyway -- if we really do
individually package 100+ SWORD data modules... that'd be a *lot* of
sync requests! But I'm not sure that's likely to happen, at least not
in time for Jaunty).
We (I!) may just be able to ask on #ubuntu-motu and find someone willing
to help us out as needed, MOTUs seems to be a pretty friendly bunch, at
least as long as you have some slight amount of clue! A MOTU who is
willing to be our "special friend" would be great to have, but if we
can't find one we can probably still get the job done OK for Jaunty, I'd
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