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Re: mentors.debian.net reloading


> The sources:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/collab-qa/svnbuildstat/?rev=0&sc=0
> The wiki page:
> http://wiki.debian.org/svnbuildstat

I believe Debian needs the same as Ubuntu has: Personal Package
Archives, where new maintainers could upload their source packages and
the service will automatically build and check the package. And if the
service says YES, it means the package will builds on buildd hosts and
is lintian/linda/piuparts clean, all bugs are correctly closed, etc.
etc.. I, as a user, need this feature, so that when I fix something in
a package, or create a new one, can simply check it a little at my
computer and then upload it to Debian PPA and it will do the rest of
the checks for me. And if it says YES, I'll ask my sponsor to upload
it. At the moment I need to do all of this by hand and it's very time
consuming. And then my sponsor needs to do the same, to be sure I
didn't make a mistake. With Debian PPA, my sponsor can easily be sure
the technical things are ok and concenrate on QA.

There is of course a question who will provide the resources for
DebPPA. But as first step, all the building blogs should be as Debian
packages, so that I can just install a few packages, setup a few
config files and I'll be having my own DebPPA up and running.

I started:


It contains links to all relevant discussions about this issue. But
when I found svnbuildstat, I want to work with Goneri. As Gonéri said,
we are trying to create such building blogs - a server that will
accept source packages (I only need source packages, Goneri also needs
input from VCS), and buildbots, that will do the compiling.

As I see, we all have a little different views and what the service
should or shouldn't be doing. But if we make sure we create robust and
small building blocks, then all of us can easily set up a service that
each of us wants.


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