Bug#576359: [Usb-creator-hackers] Bug#576359: Bug#582884: ITP: usb-creator -- Live USB creator
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:10, Evan Dandrea <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 12:42 AM, Ignace Mouzannar <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Excellent job. Howerver, it seems that the version 0.2.23 has not been
>> released by upstream yet. I prefer waiting for the new release before
>> trying to upload it to Debian.
> This is a native package. 0.2.23 will be released when it's uploaded :).
I should at least be tagged as so in its bzr main branch, before being
released. Also, Dmitrijs told me this afternoon, that the plan was to
release the version on Debian, so that it would get synchronized to
Ubuntu. Is that right?
>> As we will be maintaining this package for Debian, we will set
>> ourselves in the Maintainer and Uploaders fields.
> Is this necessary? I'm more than happy to add people to the
> usb-creator-hackers team. I'd really like to avoid having a delta
> between Debian and Ubuntu on this, if possible.
Having different maintainers on Debian and Ubuntu is not an important
delta. Of course, it is helpful to have somebody from the team
co-maintaining the package in Debian. Also, I don't see the inconvenient
in keeping the Maintainer field as is (i.e. usb-creator Hackers Team)
and listing Dmitrijs and myself in the Uploaders list for the Debian
>> * .desktop files:
>> - I am not convinced that usb-creator's Desktop file should appear
>> in "System/Administration" as using it does not have an effect on the
>> local system. I'd rather put it in "Application/System tools".
>> What do you think about this?
> It has an effect on the devices attached to the local system. There
> are other applications in System->Administration that are similar in
> nature to usb-creator, such as GParted and Disk Utility (palimpsest).
> Does usb-creator not appear in the same menu as these two applications
> in Debian? You don't specify that something goes into the
> Administration menu in the XDG spec, but rather list a set of
> categories it falls under. So if you're seeing different behavior for
> similar programs, we might have the set of categories wrong.
What I am trying to say, is that usb-creator is a sort of "USB-writer
application" more than a local system configuration application. For
instance, you do not need root privileges to run usb-creator; whereas
GParted asks for the administrative password when launched from the
"System -> Administration" menu. Also, in Debian, "Disk Utility
(palimpsest)" appears in "Application/System tools":
~$ cat /usr/share/applications/palimpsest.desktop
This is why, I would rather see the usb-creator's menu shortcut in