What to do for new packages
siretart at tauware.de
Wed Dec 17 19:29:52 UTC 2008
Felipe Sateler <fsateler at gmail.com> writes:
> El 26/11/08 12:27 Felipe Sateler escribió:
>> OK, so I'm about to co-maintain liblo, which is an OSC library, and can be
>> considered a multimedia package (csound, rosegarden and ardour are some
>> "big" packages using it).
>> So... I want to bring it under the scope of the teams-to-become-one. I have
>> imported the sources into a git repository. demudi already has a git area
>> enabled in alioth, pkg-multimedia doesn't. Should I use the demudi area?
>> What list should I put in the Maintainer field?
>> Given that pkg-multimedia is more active maybe we should it?
> So what's the conclusion on this? Since pkg-multimedia doesn't have a git
> repository I just pushed my changes to the demudi git area. I'm still not
> clear on which mailing list to use yet. The poll didn't have much
> participation, and ended up in a 3:2 win for pkg-multimedia.
Yeah, good idea. Feel free to correct me, but if nobody objects about
this very small win, I'd suggest this:
* maintainer is set to
pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
* discussion happens on that list as well
* pkg-multimedia gets an git repository (Felipe, please request one and
start moving the packages. btw, is it possible to redirect the old
locations to the new ones? - I don't think so, but you never know)
* packages formerly in svn are being migrated on a best efford basis
without a fixed deadline.
* commit messages are copied to both pkg-multimedia-commits@ and the
PTS for the relevant package. The former results then in a very busy
mailing list but if one is interested only in a specifc package he
can just subscribe to the PTS.
These points should be seen as proposed clarification to
The selling argument was (I think) that debian-multimedia.org already
exists and is well known, but has no relationship to demudi, which in
fact even predates debian-multimedia.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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