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Re: Last call before metapackage creation for Wheezy

Hi again,

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 09:28:16AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 09:07:40AM +0200, Joost van Baal-Ilić wrote:
> > The package "mcl" should get added to
> > http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/mathematics  and/or
> Added.


> > http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/biology .
> Hmmmm, we do have it in med-bio-dev.

A OK.  No need for adding to biology then.

> 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.

Yep, saw the GSoC announcement, very nice!

> > http://blends.alioth.debian.org/science/tasks/linguistics
> > ( 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
> [1] http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/tasks/bio#pkgvcs-debs

Yes, of course, that's the plan.  Just like e.g. the timbl package.  Alioth
user proycon-guest has already been granted commit access.  We'd like to use
SVN, not git. Rationale: all other related linguistics packages are in SVN, and
Ko van der Sloot, our other linguistics hacker, has no experience in using git
(and is not really interested in acquiring it either).  I am fine with that,
and so is Maarten "proycon".



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