Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] Release Update: arch status, major transitions finished, freeze coming up
* Ólafur Jens Sigurðsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-06-05 13:25]:
> On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 10:55:41AM +0200, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > You have probably seen HE's release update message in email@example.com.
> > We are concerned by this:
> > * Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-06-02 22:26]:
> > > [sinp]
> > > Release schedule
> > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > > [snip]
> > > Mid of July 2008
> > > Full freeze
> > > Please don't wait with uploads for the last day before the freeze,
> > > thanks.
> > > [snip]
> > Several octave-forge packages are currently in SVN waiting for upload:
> > ad, ann, database, video, bim, civil-engineering, database, engine,
> > fixed, fpl, graceplot, integration, java, jhandles, mapping, msh,
> > multicore, nnet, ocs, optim, pdb, secs1d, secs2d, symband, tcl-octave,
> > triangular, tsa, vrml, xraylib
> > Since the NEW queue processing takes some time (sometimes over two weeks,
> > not counting eventual rejections), we should try to upload the packages
> > until the end of June. This means an upload rate of 10 packages per week.
> > It's feasible but quite hard.
> Yup ... I am starting to work on the copyright files that are missing
>From the packages I listed above, fixed, optim, tsa, and vrml have been
uploaded and are now in NEW.
I did some work on the others during the last weekend, but there is still a
huge amount of work to be done (lacking descriptions and dependencies in
debian/control, lacking patches for doc files licensing terms in
debian/copyright, general QA work like compiling and testing the packages,
etc). I will try to do progress during the next weekend but I am afraid it
will be too much work for me alone. Contributions are welcome.