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Re: [DebianGIS] Two weeks to get QGIS into the next Ubuntu 9.04 release

Petter, Francesco, Jurgen,
Are there any roadblocks to getting QGIS into Debian unstable?

It seems:
1. Jurgen has build .deb files for QGIS and has committed to maintenance.
I'm not sure what level of testing Jurgen has
2. Both Francesco and Petter have volunteered to upload QGIS debian untested if their is a maintainer.

My motivation is that I want to get QGIS back into Ubuntu universe, and also into an Xubuntu based Live DVD to be handed out to all delegates at FOSS4G 2009.

It seem that the most direct way to get QGIS into Ubuntu, is to get it into Debian untested first. (Ref: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/NewPackages ) This will be a lot more achievable if we meet the FeatureFreeze, 19 Feb, as per: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JauntyReleaseSchedule

I have some time this weekend to do some grunt work, if that helps.

Jürgen E. Fischer wrote:
Hi Cameron,

On Mon, 02. Feb 2009 at 09:24:05 +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
Jurgen, that is great news.

Well, that's not actual news ;)
Do you know what steps are required to get QGIS into Ubuntu now? (I'm
not sure)


Are you already working on this?


Do you need help? (There are a couple of people on the Ubuntu and
FOSS4G lists that have mentioned an interest in Ubuntu and the LiveDVD
who may be interested).

No.  If there is a debian/ubuntu maintainer willing to pick this up,
he/she is free to do so.  If there are any problems with the debian/
tree, he/she is also free to file tickets in the QGIS TRAC.

I see the debian/ tree in our repository primarily as a means to produce
packages for launchpad for our users and for my local use - and I'm
going to keep it up-to-date for that purpose.

I will support any efforts to get this into Debian/Ubuntu again, but I
don't plan on doing it myself (ie. jumping through NM hoops).


Cameron Shorter
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