Re: Plans for Squeeze release and Alioth accounts.
On Sun, Aug 09, 2009 at 12:08:54PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> time flies fast and we are already between one third and the half of this
> release cycle. I propose that we discuss what are the goals that we would like
> to acheive in Debian Squeeze.
Thanks again for this call. Here are three things I would have in mind:
1. Turning the debian-live based live CD Sebastian Hilbert has prepared
to provide GNUmed into a general Debian Med live CD and maintain the
input files in our SVN.
I have not yet dived into debian-live nor am I a big fan of live CDs
in general. But I learned that people are asking for it frequently
and IMHO it comes quite cheap with less effort considering Sebastians
work. It would be great if somebody would volunteer to spend some time
2. med-doc: The status of this package is really terrible and I confirm
that I completely failed to maintain this package properly. My excuse
was that I tried to find a proper way to include a doc package properly
into the Blends framework but this did not yet happened until now and
will probably not be done until the freeze - so maintaining the package
as is has to be done to prevent that people ignore the docs completely.
While talking about documentation: I also "maintain" or rather do not
maintain the resmed-doc package which is on one hand a really interesting
document but not maintained upstream any more nor of any real use for
non-German speaking users. So what should we do with this package?
3. GT.M packages. When I woke up this morning these three goals came into
my mind while I considered this third goal as rather a "release dream"
than a release goal because on one hand we really need it to be able
to come up with VISTA packages at some point in time but we are just
lacking time and competence here. Guess how happy I was when I later
found an e-mail of one of the GT.M coders (K.S. Bhaskar) with subject
"Questions for Debian packages for GT.M". I hope that I was able to
convince him to coordinate here on the list and in SVN to get really
official Debian packages to move on in the Hospital Information Systems
This are my three goals for Squeeze. IMHO they are perfectly doable and
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