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Re: How to submit software for addition to BioLinux?

Hi Andreas / Tim,

This sounds awesome, I am completely happy to go ahead to do the work to
get it into Debian Med. Getting it available on standard Linux distros
would be really great as well!

Andreas, I would really enjoy to be part of the MoM program, if you have
time. What would be the first steps to get started - I expect I should do
a bit of reading etc, and join some mailing lists etc?



On 6/02/2015 7:51 am, "Andreas Tille" <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:

>Hi Simon,
>I'm writing you as a member of the Debian Med team.
>On Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 06:08:49PM +0000, Tim Booth wrote:
>> It's great to hear that you are using Bio-Linux and want to contribute
>> your Bpipe package.  We also have a need for an effective lightweight
>> pipeline system that supports clusters and doesn't rely on a web client
>> (Galaxy) or a mountain of Java dependencies and remote services
>> (Taverna).
>> What we can do do is to submit the package to Debian Med
>> (https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed) which is what I do with all my new
>> packages where possible.  Putting the package into Debian makes it
>> appear in Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and of course Bio-Linux so it's a big
>> win.
>> To have a Debian package one needs first to make the initial package and
>> then to maintain it as new versions come out or bugs are reported.  The
>> first bit is hard for you but easy for us.  The second bit is where you
>> can make it much easier for us by being the primary maintainer in Debian
>> and handling necessary updates.  (Don't worry that you are using
>> Bio-Linux rather than an Debian system - for Java apps it makes no
>> difference.)
>> To this end I've copied this to the Debian Med list.  Someone on the
>> list might fancy picking up the package - if not I'll have a look at it
>> myself but it will be a couple of weeks before I have time as I'm rushed
>> on various other jobs.  Either way, we'll take you through the initial
>> packaging then make sure you are set up to be the primary maintainer.
>> It's a bit of learning for you but you won't have to swallow the entire
>> 106 page Debian packagers' policy manual ;-)  Does that sound an OK
>> plan?
>I could also offer to help you getting started in a so called Mentoring
>of the Month project:
>    https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/MoM
>In short we would be really happy if you could help you to get the
>software you need into Debian and its derivatives.
>Kind regards
>       Andreas.
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