[Pkg-ayatana-devel] gm-notify - GMail notifier for the indicator-applet

Kartik Mistry kartik at debian.org
Mon Aug 2 03:06:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Andrew SB <a.starr.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi Andrew,

(Assumed you're not subscribe to list, so CC to you!)

> I was wondering about the scope of this project. I recently uploaded
> gm-notify [0], a GMail notifier which integrates with the
> indicator-applet's messaging menu, to Ubuntu. I also own the Debian
> ITP [1].  The package isn't actually developed by Ayatana or
> Canonical, but upstream is hosted in bzr on Launchpad. It also
> directly depends on the messaging indicator.
> It seems like the pkg-ayatana team would be a good home for this in
> Debian, but I'm not sure whether the team is interested in maintaining
> third-party packages or not. My main hope for maintaining it as part
> of pkg-ayatana is for the packaging to be a bzr branch based directly
> from upstream rather than in svn as part of the Python Apps Packaging
> Team.

You're most welcome!

> Please, let me know what your thoughts are on this.
> Either way, I'd be interested in helping out with pkg-ayatana's other
> work as well. Are there any tasks that need to be looked after? I
> notice that indicator-sound hasn't been packaged for Debian yet. I'd
> be interested in taking a look at that if no one else is...

Please package it and join the team. Most of our task is to integrate
Ubuntu version to Debian and upload it with some minor fixes. Most of
these fixes are Lintian, Standards-Version etc which is generally
integrated into Ubuntu with next upstream version.

(Note to myself: Oh, I've not done anything useful to team till now,
time for gear up!)

Kartik Mistry
Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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