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

On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 10:26:34AM +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Sounds like bringing qgis into debian is harder than I originally 
> thought, but I haven't given up yet....
> Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 10:33:35PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> >   
> >> [Cameron Shorter]
> >>     
> >>> Petter, Francesco, Jurgen,
> >>> Are there any roadblocks to getting QGIS into Debian unstable?
> >>>       
> >
> > DebianGis package is stalled at 0.11.0 since last september with
> > changes from me and Ruben. Uploading that version is pointless,
> > and still it is needed to (eventually) merge Jurgen version
> > and prepare a final candidate for unstable.
> Frankie,
> Can point me at the Debian policy/process that qgis should be following 
> (and possibly is not following yet)?

My comments in http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/1028 are a good 
starting point. But for that there's not a silver bullet. People have
to track the debian policy document changes (we are currently at 3.8.0)
and develop under unstable to stay on track with changes and right
level of integration with other stuff.

> >  As already said
> > I'm NOT the candidate Qgis maintainer, Ruben proposed himself
> > for that. It requires a very dedicated maintainer who is
> > able to follow upstream development, merge suitable patches
> > for main issues and produce a new package almost from scratch at every
> > new release.
> Ruben, do you still have the time to help qgis into debian?
> Do you know what needs to be done, (and can point a newbie like me at 
> any grunt work needing to be done).
> >  Basically too many efforts for me, I prefer dedicating
> > my efforts to more mature products.
> > Also having Ruben and Jurgen working separately on different repos
> > does not help.
> >
> >   
> Ruben, Jurgen,
> Using the same repository, as suggested by Frankie sounds like it would 
> be helpful in the long term. Are there any reasons why this is not 
> happening yet?
> Which repository should be used?
> Ruben,
> Do you still have the time to help bring qgis back into debian?

As said the debian-gis repository is open to third parties, I don't
know if the same can be done with the osgeo one. If people like
working on their own repos probably they should move to git which
is one of the best tool for distributed development.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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