Re: RFS: FSlint - File System lint
Christoph Haas wrote:
> On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 10:07:04AM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>Christoph Haas wrote:
>>>On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 04:15:09PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>cool, So I'll need to register my signature as a Debian Developer.
>>I'll figure out how to do this thanks.
> Uhm, you would need to become a Debian developer to be able to upload.
> That means you would need to go through the so called "new maintainers
> process" - see http://nm.debian.org. Although you are surely free to do
> that I'm not sure whether you want to invest the time (~6 months).
Interesting. Becomming a fedora developer was a much quicker process (2 weeks),
though I aggree with the longer filtering process TBH.
I'll go the sponsorship route for now, thanks.
> If you don't want to become a Debian developer or don't find a Debian
> developer who is willing to maintain the package you could use
> "sponsoring". Anyone (or you) maintains the package and then looks for a
> Debian developer to upload the package on their behalf. That process is
> called "sponsoring". You will still be listed as the maintainer of the
> package. Just that a Debian developer checks your package prior to
> uploading it. If you find a reliable sponsor that is hardly a barrier.
>>>However the package is not yet in perfect shape. Run "lintian" on the
>>>final package (lintian -i *deb) to see some obvious problems.
>>Right, I'll lintian it and also read up on debian packaging policies.
> Be patient. The policy is large. :)
>>>Just in case there is a misunderstanding. You usually don't need to care
>>>for a Debian package. It's okay to have someone who is familiar with
>>>Debian to deal with all the policy and procedures. Here I assume that
>>>you are personally interested in maintaining the Debian package. Just to
>>>let you know there are surely volunteers in the Debian project so you
>>>can concentrate on developing the actual (upstream) software.
>>Sure. It would be better if someone stepped up,
>>but in my experience I think it will be faster if I do everything myself.
> I'll take a close look at your software. I can imagine that I'll become
> the Debian maintainer of it unless you like to do that yourself. That
> way you don't need to worry about the Debian-specific issues.
I have a few bug fixes queued, and also the lintian stuff etc.
So I'll release 2.16 in a week or so and we can go from there.