Re: Packaging Open Sankoré for Debian/Ubuntu
cyril at open-sankore.org
Tue Jul 17 01:03:02 UTC 2012
> I am supporting Miriam with the packaging work of Open-Sankoré. I am not sure if she already replied to your mail (I might have missed it). If not I dare to answer your mail von her and the Debian Edu Paackaging Team's behalf.
Thank you for your answer, I haven't had an answer from Miriam but I'm happy to get your answer as it's getting here right on time for the preparation of version 2.0. I'm also putting in copy M. Capello which we had a contact with to help us work on some part of the Debian project so he can follow the course of our discussion if it's ok with you.
>> I'm really interested by your proposition and we definitely would love to go on with working with you in order to be compliant with Debian and your official repositories.
> For Debian packaging several upstream source availabilities are thinkable. In most projects upstream provides source tarballs and these then are mangled into Debian packages.
> For the current package draft we obtained a Git version of Open-Sankoré:
Ok, this is correct, I will let Claudio get you some feedback on this if necessary.
>> We are currently planning to release version 1.4 of Open-Sankoré so we can correct any confusion for this upcoming release.
> I am getting a little confused about the version number you mention above. If the GitHUB repos refers to 3.1 and you to the upcoming release as 1.4 I suppose that there is some inconsistency.
> Do you have upstream tarballs and a respective download location for those? If so, please help us with providing such an URL. Thanks a lot.
> Maybe you also can go into details on the versioning scheme
Yes, the confusion comes to the fact that the french government that is financing the project for now had decided to name the software "Open Sankore 3.1" (the 3.1 was standing for "3 in 1") and had nothing to do with the version of the software. We finally managed to make them change that as it was confusing for everyone.
So now, the software is named "Open-Sankoré" and the version is 1.4
It has just been decided that the next version (which we are currently working on) is going to be version 2.0 as it will be a major release with important new features.
>> According to our sources/contact, based on the libraries we use, it seems that the use of the LGPL v2.0 licence is the best for now but any feedback is welcome.
> LGPL-2 is just fine, please make sure that all file headers bare the same information regarding the upstream license.
This is a part where we could also benefit from your expertise.
We would like to be sure that for version 2.0 we have clearly complied with the license credit on the software (which you can find on the Open-Sankoré menu -> Preferences -> Licences) and the libraries we're using.
Is there any way you can give us a hand on that as well ?
Best regards and thank you in advance for your help,
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