> Also I can assume that for versioning I am goingYes. Feel free to decide whether you want to start from scratch with a
> to use git.
say blends-gsoc repository or simply use a branch in the existing blends
A word of warning: Please consider myself as a Git
beginner. It might happen that I will relay on asking you about help in
> Do you suggest any other sources for me to check? Any other sources thatIMHO everything you currently need to study is
> will provide a more solid understanding of how thing are working, if not I
> will search around debian sources to find more info on task files etc
(which also contains the source of the doc at the URL above).
> (alsoYes. I would love if you could add some method to merge in DebTags into
> it is a very good opportunity for me now to study about the debtags).
Blends techniques. DebTags are in UDD as well. BTW, to help solving bug
#703402 I just wrote an importer for Blends metadata.
The easiest way to
learn about those tables would probably be to
$ psql udd
udd=# \d blends_<tab>
You should get four tables where blends_prospectivepackages is quite
irrelevant for the GSoC task because this are package that are not (yet)
inside Debian and thus do not belong into the Recommends. The other
tables are relevant metadata (which might need to be enhanced in the
> How do you prefer to communicate during the program? We can talk throughNo way. I will install only software where I have the source for.
Sorry, if this sounds to harsh / stubborn - but we have other ways of
I'm rarely doing IRC but it is fine for me outside work hours if you
ping me in advance to fire up my IRC client.
Fine for things that need to be sorted out quickly.
> debian mailing list etc.
This is my prefered way because it caries sustainable information that
is properly archived and available for everybody who might be
No questions so far. I personally would start by creating SQL queries
(functions if needed) to assemble the needed information. Once this is
there it could be wrapped up in a Python script that writes the task
file. Keep it simple for the first shot - we will enhance it later.