Re: Adding own Software?
Am Dienstag, den 16.08.2005, 01:00 +0200 schrieb Dirk Nolting:
> During my PhD thesis I started to develop a program to calculate the
> isotopic distribution of a molecule. AFAIK there is no program within
> debian to do this. Therefore I would like to contribute this program to
Do it. Now! :)
> I'm not sure what you think about people contributing their own software
> or about such a program which is only of use for a small group of users.
There are a lot of programs for a small group of people. Build a package
for your software and provide it.
> So would it make sense to contribute a debian package
Yes, of course.
> and if yes how to proceed best?
If you want to build the package yourself, you should open an ITP
bug-report against wnpp, read the Debian New Maintainers Guide, build
your package, upload your (source) package (maybe to mentors.debian.net)
and discuss the result with experienced packagers/developers (e.g. at
mentors mailing list). If everything is ok, search for a sponsor (read
the mentors faq) or become a DD (described somewhere at debian.org) to
officially get your package into Debian. If you don't want to package
the software yourself, you should open a RFP bug-report against wnpp and
search for someone, who wants to build the package.