Re: cdebconf progress
On Tue, August 9, 2011 06:44, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Regis Boudin (firstname.lastname@example.org):
>> Hi folks,
>> I think I've pushed a fair number of patched to cdebconf already, and it
>> is time to call for testing.
>> The latest changes involve making cdebconf take changes to
>> debconf/priority, debconf/language, and debconf/frontend on calls to
>> INPUT/GO as well as SET, and reworking frontend_new() to fall back to
>> the next preferred option if loading one fails.
>> It means cdebconf can load the current debconf.templates without
>> crashing, and change frontend while running (although shutting down the
>> gtk one seems to have some problem).
>> I would be quite keen to make an upload, maybe to experimental to make
>> sure I haven't broken anything for d-i.
> To experimental will not really expose the package except to those
> people who want to replace debconf by cdebconf on real systems.
> Even for those, uploading to unstable would indeed give the same
> exposure and, on the other hand, would really expose your changes to
> D-I testing as all daily builds would then have the new cdebconf.
> I, for one, would vote for uploading to unstable. It is time to test
> *now*. Closer to wheezy release might be too laste.
Of course I would prefer to upload it to unstable, I just would like to
test that I didn't break anything in d-i before that. I'm worried if I got
something wrong I might make all daily builds unusable, which I would very
much like to avoid.
> Wait for Joey, Colin, Otavio's input about all this before proceesing,
> PS: great job, RÃ©gis, anyway. I can't understand your changes
They are not all that exciting, to be honnest. It does help me find some
hidden bugs, though.
> but I bet
> they are those who will put us on the way to have cdebconf ready to
> really replace debconf. Reminds me that I worked to have all
> debconf-depending packages to depend on "debconf |
> debconf-2.0"....before the release....of lenny!
Well, I would like to think I'm on track to get cdebconf ready as a
debconf replacement for wheezy. I'm already using it on my laptop.
Thanks for the support :)