[Pkg-tcltk-devel] Providing/ maintaining xotcl extension

Stefan Sobernig stefan.sobernig at wu-wien.ac.at
Tue Jan 22 20:30:31 UTC 2008


Thanks for the immediate response ...

> I think that it's a good idea to package xotcl for Debian.

> Well, just create the package and I'll be glad to upload it into Debian archive.

Ok ... I will get my hands dirty and complete it as good as I can ...

>> * I am well aware of the policy guidelines at
>> http://pkg-tcltk.alioth.debian.org/tcltk-policy.html/. Are there any
>> more sources of information to take into account. I browsed through the
>> pkg-tcltk-devel archives, but I couldn't spot any.
> I think you should read Debian policy manual
> (http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/) and New maintainer's guide
> (http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/) to understand more deeply
> what Debian package is and how to create it properly.

I do know and studied these, actually. I was just curious whether there 
is something specific I missed about the tcltk maintainer team.

> After that create the package, announce it by sending a bugreport to
> wnpp pseudopackage (reportbug tool is very helpful in that), and if it
> will be good enough I'll be your sponsor and upload it.

Ok ... that's all I need to know for now. Thanks for your support!

> But you should understand that it's your duty to keep the package in a
> good shape, to update it, to respond to bugreports and fix bugs.

Again, I am not new to the community arena. I take my responsibilities 

>> * It would be convenient to align my packaging process in a way that
>> would allow for propose the xotcl packages as ubuntu ones as well. I
>> realised that ubuntu packages (universe; tcltk-defaults) have a personal
>> union with the debian ones, being united by the efforts of Sergei
>> Golovan. Could you provide me with some guidance in getting xotcl
>> packages ready for either *verse?
> I've no idea how Debian packages go to Ubuntu (I guess they are
> automatically fetched and rebuilt). But it seems to be sufficient to
> have a package in Debian to make it appear in Ubuntu.

I was just wondering whether there are specific requirements on the 
packaging process as such. I am also wondering how Ubuntu release cycles 
are aligned to the Debian package pool as the Ubuntu cycles appear 
considerably shorter than the Debian ones. But I will approach the 
appropriate Ubuntu channels to get some insights and report back for the 
interested reader ...

Thanks again for your kind support,


Stefan Sobernig
Institute for Information Systems and New Media
Vienna University of Economics	
Augasse 2-6
A - 1090 Vienna

`- +43 - 1 - 31336 - 4878 [phone]
`- +43 - 1 - 31336 - 746 [fax]
`- stefan.sobernig at wu-wien.ac.at <mailto:stefan.sobernig at wu-wien.ac.at>
`- ss at thinkersfoot.net <mailto:ss at thinkersfoot.net>

More information about the Pkg-tcltk-devel mailing list