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Re: Zig - feedback wanted

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 09:32:50PM +1300, Ben Campbell wrote:
> I've packaged up a game of mine (https://github.com/bcampbell/zig), and am at the point where I want to get some feedback on it and start finding a sponsor to get it into Debian.
> What's my next step? I can just post download links here for the .dsc, .debian.tar.xz and .orig.tar.gz files, but that seems a little ad-hoc... any suggestions?
> And is anyone prepared to give it a bit of a sanity check for me?

Best thing would be to follow https://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers/ and
upload the dsc along with your packge to mentors.debian.net, file a RFS bug
against pseudo package sponsorship-requests, and wait for feedback.

There are tools for sanity checks, like lintian. The intro-maintainer links to
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/, there are a lots of pointers
in it, also how to setup a chroot for building in a clean environment (like
pbuilder) and also how to use lintian.  (Note: you can integrate lintian into
pbuilder to be run automatically, and some sponsors are evil and pedantic [1]
on this.

You will also have to file an ITP bug (https://wiki.debian.org/ITP), if not
done already.



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