RFS: webgui -- Content management platform to maintain complex web sites
I posted this RFS on Fri, 02 May 2008 09:35:27 -0430, and a lot of
things have changed since then, so I'm posting again.
I've been packaging WebGUI  for personal use for over two years now. A lot of its
dependencies were missing in Debian, so I packaged them and are now part of Debian's Perl
Group. After all those dependencies got in, I sent an ITP  and started polishing the
package with the help of dam and gregoa, and ocasional pointers by gwolf.
At the time, the package was reviewed by dam and gregoa, and after a
couple of minor fixes he did the upload of version 7.4.36-1. That
version was REJECTED by ftp-masters because of several defects (missing
copyright information, wholesale code duplication and wrongly placed
libraries). Some of the problems were my wrongdoing, others were
upstream; I worked with upstream to cleanup the distribution and apply
some patches. In the meantime, it was decided that packaging 7.5.x would
be a better idea than packaging 7.4.x, so I upgraded the package
accordingly, and packaged another dependency (which made it into Sid
this week). Finally, dam asked for the package to be kept under SVN on
collab-maint and helped set it up for me; it currently holds all the
revisions I've made to the package since the faulty 7.4.36 that was
rejected up to the current 7.5.15 (rev 10644, FWIW).
I believe the package is ready to go into Debian (lintian too :-), so I'm asking for a
sponsor to check it and upload; yesterday dam suggested that I re-post this RFS since
he's got quite a lot of things to work on and cannot help with the review at this time.
WebGUI is a _big_ package and it takes a while to figure out where things go and why,
but I'll be more than happy to explain the decisions made regarding packaging.
Ernesto Hernández-Novich - Linux 2.6.18 i686 - Unix: Live free or die!
Geek by nature, Linux by choice, Debian of course.
If you can't aptitude it, it isn't useful or doesn't exist.
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