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Re: A Debian sprint for package management GUIs?

[ adding -sprints in the loop ]

On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 12:01:38AM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> given the poor state of our desktop package management tools in squeeze,
> and the number of unknown variables when it comes to wheezy, I’d like to
> propose to gather around in a dedicated Debian sprint on this topic. We
> should be able to get funding from the project for such a task.
> Schedule could include: 
>       * Upstream and Debian state of synaptic, update-*, aptdaemon,
>         software-center, PackageKit and related packages 
>       * What features we want to expose on our desktop environments (use
>         cases, interaction scenarios) 
>       * Which tools to focus on to provide these features for wheezy 
>       * Trying to envision what features we want in wheezy+1 and how to
>         make this happen 
>       * Initial common hacking session to get wheezy on the right tracks
> How many of you would be interested in such a meeting?

I answer mainly with DPL hat on: I'll be happy to sponsor such a sprint.

See http://wiki.debian.org/Sprints for info, including friendly venues
we're in touch with (but feel free to propose new ones that better suit
your needs!).

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