Re: Steam for Linux? No thanks.
On 22 Feb 2013, at 19:03, Boris Pek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here is the updated list of notes (after discussion above):
> 0) Please consider using package name steam-nonfree
Why? I agree with smcv on this point.
> instead of steam, and
> use ITP #701157 instead of ITP #440607.
Either/both bugs can be closed independent of the upload.
> 1) Please update debian/copyright to include the information about licenses
> and copyright holders of libraries in bootstraplinux_ubuntu12_32.tar.xz.
> Or consider deleting this file from source package: it could be downloaded
> during package installing.
I agree with the former solution here.
> I believe this should be done before upload to NEW queue.
Too late though.
> 2) Conflicts: steam-lib.
> Please remove this from the package: there is no such package in Debian,
> see: http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=steam-lib
I missed the architecture bit when I last looked at the page. Yes the conflicts should be removed.
> 3) Please create a git repo with only ./debian/ directory. It will simplify
> the maintaining of the package.
> For example, I will be able to check package more closely before it will
> enter to Debian archive. Also I might to propose you my debian/patches,
> debian/watch and maybe something else.
Certainly into a vcs, and everyone has their own preference about svn versus git, all vs ./Debian. I wonder what michael's preferences are?
The only change you suggest which it would be required to do before NEW is the package name, but I don't agree with renaming it and haven't seen the argument to do so. All the others could be done in a second upload.