preliminary packaging work of 6.4.5

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at
Sun Feb 22 21:29:37 UTC 2009


many thanks for both your efforts!

Thibaut VARÈNE wrote:
> Le 22 févr. 09 à 19:45, Rene Mayorga a écrit :
>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 04:30:27AM +0100, Thibaut VARÈNE wrote:
>>> I'd rather do it the good old way, tarballs 'n patches. You're  
>>> welcome
>>> to commit my changes wherever/however you see fit though.
>> Ok, I will work today on this.
> Cool thanks! I need to figure an easy way for me to stay in sync with  
> what you're working on (a way to stay in sync with the content of your  
> current debian/ folder, that is ;)

Would you consider working remotely, Thibaut? I could imagine that you log in to alioth
for your editing. You would run your regular ./debian/rules binary there, without knowing
that the directory is a git directory and nobody tells you.  Somehow, magically, some good
soul would cd to that directory and run "git pull" to get the latest version. Whenever you
write an email that you have done more good work, that magician comes over to type "git
commit -a -m 'text from email'".

I keep doing things the wrong way with git all the time and don't know much more than the
two commands I outlined above. For the communication between you and Rene you don't need
more. The instructions given here were
once prepared by Frank. I have extended it to help newbies a bit more and for the latest
6.4.x version the page should eventually be reviewed by Rene. It takes about 30 minutes to
have your first git-based BOINC packages locally.

When you said that you don't have the time to learn about git, then this does not sound
lame, to quote you from an earlier email. The wiki page referenced above was prepared for
exactly that reason. You may also say that you don't have these 30 minutes. I can
understand that, too. But you don't have those 30 minutes for git, nor for BOINC, you'd
have them for yourself.

Many greetings

Steffen (whose non-available spare time is currently being eaten up by his new OpenMoko)

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