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Re: pycsw 2.0.0 - proposed package restructuring

Hi Bas,

Thanks for promoting the release :)

yes, I agree with the plan, sounds good.


On 07/12/2016 12:12 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
pycsw 2.0.0 is out, and the packaging has been updated and uploaded to
experimental to replace RC1.

With 2.0.0 being a major new release, now is good time to do some
restructuring of the package that is more disruptive.

I propose to remodel it to resemble the pywps packaging more. Have a
pycsw binary package that contains the pycsw-admin executable and
manpage, and have it depend on the python-pycsw package for the Python
module, and on pycsw-wsgi for the the web services. The -doc package
will likewise be renamed to drop the python- prefix.

This restructuring makes the pywps the main package instead of
python-pywps which will become a simple module package without an
executable, and `apt-get install pycsw` should get you a working pycsw
setup via the dependencies.

In support of the move to Python 3 [0], pycsw should also be built for
Python 3 to at least provide the module via python3-pycsw, and ideally
to use Python 3 for the main pycsw & pycsw-wsgi packages too. In the
Python Policy, the move to Python 3 only contains "should" requirements,
so we don't have to switch pycsw to Python 3 yet, although that's
strongly encouraged via the Policy.

An overview of the proposed restructuring is below, showing what's
installed by the packages and their dependencies.

Johan & Angelos, what do you think of this proposal?

- Package: pycsw
   Install: etc/pycsw/*
   Depends: pycsw-wsgi,
   Suggests: pycsw-doc

- Package: pycsw-doc
   Install: usr/share/doc/pycsw-doc/*

- Package: pycsw-wsgi
   Install: etc/apache2/sites-available/pycsw.conf
   Depends: python-pycsw

- Package: python-pycsw
   Install: usr/lib/python2*

- Package: python3-pycsw
   Install: usr/lib/python3*


Kind Regards,


Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
OSGeo Charter Member

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