My report from Trondheim gathering
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- Subject: My report from Trondheim gathering
- From: Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:04:27 +0100 (CET)
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besides the fact that Trondheim did perfectly my
expectations of a nice Norwegian city and that the
hosting od SLX labs was perfect I would like to
give a short summary of my work at the gathering:
1. I solved an issue of the tasks pages which
was frequently critizised by visitors of blends
which make heavy use of prospective packages:
The distinction between unofficial packages and
packaging stuff in SVN was not clear and leaded
to confusion. This is now implemented and
can be seen in several sections of Debian Med
and Debian Science.
Unfortunately Debian Edu does not yet make heavy
use of the prospective package feature (for instance
and those are only featuring projects were no
unofficial package or packaging stuff is mentioned
here. To understand what I mean just have a look
at for instance
and there the two different "yellow sections".
I would realle recommend maintaining such prospective
packages in Debian Edu. It is documented at
and I volunteer to provide any help you might need.
2. The CDD -> Blends name transition is nearly finished
now. The SVN repository was moved in Trondheim
and a bug for creating a debian-blends list was
filed (#514023). You might like to support the
creation of the list by sending a mail to this bug.
3. The renamed blends-dev packages were now available
from Debian mirrors in experimental after I insisted
to do the needed manual work by ftpmaster. I will
not move these packages out of experimental before
4. I uploaded debian-med, debian-science and debian-jr
packages builded with blends-dev to experimental as
well. I wait for this transition for debian-edu until
the Lenny based release is out for obvious reasons.
5. What is left on my TODO list is to parse different dists
(unstable, testing, stable, experimentali and perhaps
others) for the availability of packages mentioned in
the tasks file.
Kind regards and thanks for organising the gathering.