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Re: List of consultants focusing on Debian packaging for Java?

Emmanuel Bourg:
Le 07/12/2020 à 11:38, Antonin Delpeuch (lists) a écrit :

Keep the suggestions coming, this is super useful!

Another point to keep in mind, if you build and distribute your own .deb
or Flatpak package you keep the control on the release schedule. Using
jdeb you could publish your first package in a couple of weeks. Going
the official Debian archive route takes a lot more time and you're tied
by the Debian release schedule and update policy. If the application is
mature and stable it works well, but it can become frustrating if it
evolves quickly.

I want to second these, they are important points. And just to make sure its clear, it is also possible to do all of the above. If you pay attention to the Debian package versions and use all the tricks available, it is also possible to make all these release channels play nicely together.

For example, tor uses backports extensively:


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