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Re: New blend creation (debian-astro)

Hi Ole,

On Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 08:59:52AM +0100, Ole Streicher wrote:
> > That's OK even of most other Blends are in
> >
> >     git://anonscm.debian.org/blends/projects
> I also recognized this, and moved debian-astro to the blends subdir
> (with a link back to astro).

OK.  I adapted the webconf accordingly.  Due to different preferences of
single Blend developers the toolset is able to cope with this but from
my point of view it has (small) advantages to keep these together in
case some changes might be needed that will affect all Blends.
> > Done (to some extend).  There are cut-n-pastos from Debian Science
> > remaining.  I'd recommend to overhaul all task descriptions.
> Yea, it is WIP. I am still unsure about the categories, but it seems to
> settle down now a bit.

Sure. That's pretty normal.
> > I added a config file for the web sentinel and triggered the creation
> > of the web pages.  Please have a look at
> >
> >     http://blends.debian.org/astro/
> Whow! Thank you. I will add some content to the main page, but this will
> take some time.

Just take the time you need.
> I am wondering why the pages are not always complete: for example 
> http://blends.debian.org/astro/tasks/gdl just lists one package, while
> the task list lists four.

I just fixes the syntax error in the tasks file.  Please note that tasks
files - in perfect analogy to debian/control files - allow only one
Depends field.  So you need to either mention all packages in one
Depends field or alternatively separate the different Depends fields by
at least one empty line.  I fixed the gdl task and commited the change.
Now the task is rendered properly.

BTW, at


you can find the logs of the web sentinel with usually helpful information
about problems when rendering the tasks.  In the Debian Astro case it
claims improper Authors fields which should be fixed in the according
packages.  In the python-astro case it is an mix of " and " and ", " to
separate authors from each other.  I'd (strongly) recommend to use
" and " consequently between all authors.

> Since the missing packages are (still) listed
> in the science/astronomy task, it is not a problem with some package
> content. Do you have any ideas here?

Since I cared for proper syntax in the Debian Science tasks (most of
the time). ;-)

> The statistics show that we clearly need more maintainers :-) I am
> always trying to catch anyone who doesn't run away after the word
> "Debian" was spoken out, but it is really hard...

Good luck!

> > I admit that I *really*  I mean  **REALLY**  (and I'm not sorry for
> > shouting) hope that something will happen regarding #758116.  I'm afraid
> > currently is everybody simply waiting.  However, waiting is the wrong
> > concept to get something happen.  And no, I will not do this since my
> > work on other infrastructure stuff is keeping me more than busy
> > enough.
> I can ask for a status request and point out my interest there as
> well. Being visible during installation is one of the motivatins for
> doing a blend.

> > Make some noise, write a Wiki page (at least) and read the docs,
> > specifically the part that explains how to start[1].
> > [1] http://blends.debian.org/blends/ch07.html
> Thanks. I *knew* that there is some docs here, but I didn't find
> it. I probably didn't search hard enough :-)


Fixes for the docs are welcome.

Kind regards



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