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Re: how to upload a debian binary for lyx

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 12:55:40PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:


> There's a team maintaining the lyx package.  You can reach it by e-mail
> via Debian LyX Maintainers <pkg-lyx-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>.
> Please ask them if you can help them / join their team.

Yes you can. ;)
We maintain a wiki page http://wiki.debian.org/PkgLyx listing the 'bigger'
issue that should be worked out over time and there is still the Debian BTS
to find something to work on. I'm currently lacking some time to dedicate to
the not so easy to solve bugs.

One that comes to mind, that would be a candidate for some love, is #531992.
It's not a LyX issue but someone has to find out where to forward it.

> * Jonathan Wiltshire <debian@jwiltshire.org.uk> [090827 12:43]:
> > You want the debian-mentors list. Setting Mail-Followup-To and keeping the
> > full text below. Please upload your package somewhere for the mentors to
> > review, and drop the other lists when you reply.

Not that clever for a package that seems to be actively maintained. At least
we're not years behind the last upstream release and the changelog clearly
shows recent actions from at least one maintainer. 

> > On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:24:47AM +0100, belahcene wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > I generate a debian package for the more recent lyx (1.6.4), I want
> > > to share it, how and where to upload it.
> > > 
> > > The file is generated for debian lenny (5.0) and can  normally used
> > > on recent ubuntu .

What makes me courious is where I as one of the maintainer and we as team
failed to comunicate so that one person I've never heard of before feels
motivated to package a new upstream release without writing a mail to the
maintainers first.

Taking into account that Juergen (the upstream release manager) prepared the
release on Sunday and announced it to the world on Monday we're not lacking
this far behind with an upload on Thursday the same week. And the commit
mails on the team mailinglist are from Tuesday evening. So it should've been
obvious that there is someone working on packaging the new release.

So I'm wondering now where we can improve our comunication so that nobody
feels the need to waste some energy with doublicating work?

Or maybe this is afterall just a gross missunderstanding of how packages are
released with Debian/stable?

I've to admit that some backports would be nice but last time I tried I had
no success to find a sponsor for a bpo upload. I'll promise to work on one
again when I'm through NM.

They're the cowards We are rebels
We got the power to fight the devil
   [ AIV - We are rebels ]

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