Re: GUI Package maker idea...
"matthew.r.pavlovich.1" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> we need a GUI package maker. ie you point to the source tar-ball and
> input the info .. press dpkginate and fwemp... .a deb pkg.. this way they
> can make deb's of snapshots .. ie gnome etc..
I've thought about this as well. It would be useful for simple
packages. A graphical debmake/dh-make tool, where you could edit the
control file, copyright file, etc. would be sort of neat.
However, it would be a difficult job to build a tool that could be
used in the general case. Most packages have unique packaging
requirements - it would be difficult to generate their packaging via a
I'm pretty sure most Debian developers would be opposed to a tool that
required a GUI interface in order to maintain the packaging after the
initial creation of the package.