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Re: Last call before metapackage creation for Wheezy

Hi Joost,

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 09:07:40AM +0200, Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote:
> Thanks for heads up!

> The package "mcl" should get added to
> http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/mathematics  and/or


> http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/biology .

Hmmmm, we do have it in med-bio-dev.  Currently science-biology depends
from med-bio and med-bio-dev.  I admit that the plan to "resolve" such
dependencies on the tasks pages is now hmmmm at least six years old
(born in the good old days of Extremadura meetings and inspired by
Frederic Lehobey) but was not implemented yet.  The good news is that
there is some movement in this direction which is that Blends metadata
will be moved into UDD to resolve #703402 and which turns the task into
simply enhancing a SQL query compared to a way more complex parsing
algorithm.  The other positive move is that there might be a GSoC
project at horizont - at least one student replied to my project
suggestion to enhance the tasks pages.

> I *might* get to that...
> http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/linguistics checked, looks ok.

Thanks for checking.

> ( Likely python-timbl (https://github.com/proycon/python-timbl) should get added
> to linguistics soonish.  Maarten van Gompel is gonna package it.  No ITP filed
> yet, there however is https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/618884 .  It won't
> enter wheezy; likely will get shipped with jessie.  No hurry here for the
> metapackages. )

OK, for no hurry for the metapackages.  However, it is always a good
idea to inject the packaging into Debian Science VCS.  Once the machine
readable data are there we can list the project as prospective package
by simply adding a "Depends: packagename" into the tasks file.  This
helps others to notice / join.  If you have no idea what I'm talking
about just look here[1].  So injecting your code into VCS and adding the
package to the tasks files has two advantages:

  1. It will be made popular
  2. You will not forget to mention it once it is uploaded

Kind regards


[1] http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/tasks/bio#pkgvcs-debs


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