Re: SAGE packages for Debian
Yes, I realize there is not much time left. I'm also quite busy for the
next week or two, after which point I should have time to work on this
again. The precise release timeline is very helpful.
I won't be able to reasonably maintain this much software in Debian in the
long term, but I will try to get everything into a release-ready condition
before the Lenny freeze.
The main task that needs doing is generating patches fixing the various
(shared) library issues in upstream packages. Help with this, especially
during the next couple weeks, could be very high-impact work, since
ideally we want to give the upstream time to do a release after applying
the patches we generate to fix their library versioning issues.
Send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate this, as we've
done the relevant work for a couple of the packages already.
The other help that this effort needs is people to maintain these packages
in Debian. The list of packages needing maintainers is available from
<http://bugs.debian.org/455292>; looking at the individual package page
RFP bugs blocking #455292, you can see whether each package is essentially
ready for upload or require additional work (which I detail in each case).
If you're a Debian maintainer or developer and want to maintain any of
these packages, feel free to take the packages, set yourself as
maintainer, and upload them.
On Sun, 11 May 2008, Holger Levsen wrote:
wow, great! You're aware that you need to be done in just a bit more than six
weeks to achieve your goal of being part of lenny?