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Re: Sponsoring science packages

Am Mittwoch, den 17.08.2005, 16:51 +0200 schrieb Frederic Lehobey:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 04:29:26PM +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 17.08.2005, 15:39 +0200 schrieb Frederic Lehobey:

> > > There are several projects (inside Debian) I know of for collective
> > > packaging practice and review:
> > [..]
> > > Could not we settle something similar for science packages?
> > > (like pkg-debian-science).
> > 
> > On alioth? This could become a really big project or do you only want to
> > keep the debian files there (as e.g. the pkg-java [1] guys do)?
> Yes, this is what I meant.  I was thinking of source+debian files as
> ocaml maintainers do.

Ok, now I understand. But be aware, that even the compressed source can
be large (e.g. Jmol, gopenmol). Would this still allow a packaging
practice, where the upstream is put in compressed form in orig-tarball
(e.g. used by the apache maintainers team). Sorry, if this is a dumb
question, but I am not familiar with svn and e.g. the Chemistry
Development Kit needs such a packaging practice because of the circular
dependency with Joelib (the tarball then contains compressed joelib, cdk
and cdk-plugin archives).

Regards, Daniel

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