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Re: Debian+OMERO

On Feb 1, 2012, at 1:36 PM, Tony Travis wrote:
> Hi, Josh.

Hi Tony,

> I followed OMERO Unix/Linux installation walk-through, and I think it is worth packaging OMERO to simplify the installation process.

There we agree wholeheartedly. :)

> However, I also think it would be good to use Bio-Linux as a platform for OMERO.

I have no experience with Bio-Linux, but a specific Bio-Linux walkthrough may well be in our users' interest.

> I have a more pragmatic short-term view about packaging OMERO than Andreas, but he is right about identifying what is and is not GPL in your distribution. I understand that OMERO is developed under GPL, so you will need to identify dependencies with non-GPL licences anyway.

Licenses are all specified under:


Run-time GPL requirements: Ice and assorted JQuery plugins
Build-time GPL requirements: JarBundler, NSIS

> I tried the ant 'clean' target in your build file, but I wonder if it is possible to do the equivalent of "make dist-clean' in the source directory to create pristine 'upstream' sources for Debian packaging?

At the moment, we rely on git for that ("git clean -fXd") but it certainly wouldn't cause any problems to have a dist-clean target that does the same thing.

> Thanks,
>  Tony.


P.S. Added Allan LeSage to the CC (also on ome-devel) since he's interested in getting involved.

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