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Re: Reply to a RFP on the right way

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 02:08:30PM +0200, José Luis Segura Lucas wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm trying to contribute to Debian with a new package. I have
> searched on the BTS and found that the library I want to package has
> an open RFP process [1].
> I'm not new at all with Debian packaging, but it is my first
> contribution to Debian project. I want to know what is the right
> process I must follow to package that library:
> * Answer to the RFP?
> * Open an ITP?

Retitle the RFP to ITP and set yourself as the owner.

> In addition, if you follow the link you will see that the library is
> called "jsoncpp". What is the right name I should choose for my
> package? I intend that libjsoncpp is appropriate, because I suppose
> that all the library packages on Debian are named lib*. Is this
> true?

I think that it is OK to name the source package "jsoncpp".
I suggest that you have a look at similar packages already in Debian.

> Best regards and thanks in advance.
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=617325
> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=617325>

Note that there is an excellent mailing list for such questions:


Bart Martens

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