[Pkg-crosswire-devel] Bibledit and Biblememorizer packages

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Wed Apr 1 05:23:05 BST 2009

Matthew Talbert wrote:

> Roberto C. Sánchez mentioned a little while back that he could sponsor
> uploads, but also mentioned he doesn't use bzr. So perhaps if they
> were uploaded to mentors.debian.net he could get them approved?

OK... I've never uploaded anything there, but I'll do it.  I think there
will be some minor "un-Ubuntu-izing" needed, though...

> I don't think waiting on 1.5.12 is a good idea. Right now, Xiphos,
> BibleTime, and Bible Memorizer all work with 1.5.11.

Well, yes and no -- there are open confirmed BibleTime bugs awaiting
fixes known to be in the SWORD subversion codebase.  Some of those bugs
are fairly significant, like making personal notes totally unusable on
64bit Ubuntu.  Probably Xiphos is in a similar position.

> We may have to do some work with Xiphos to ensure full compatibility
> with 1.5.12, and I imagine the other programs would be in the same
> situation.

Interesting; I thought I'd seen a post in sword-devel archives saying
all the known major apps that use SWORD now compile and link and "work"
against SWORD svn head?  Which, since there don't seem to be branches in
the SWORD svn, is presumably as close to "1.5.12" as anything currently
in existence.  Maybe there is a gap between "work" and "full compatibility".

> I think getting these programs and libsword 1.5.11 uploaded would be
> a very good thing.

Can you elaborate on why that is so?  We could probably do it... but
we're years away from the next Debian release, and about four months
from the next Ubuntu release feature freeze.  So, unless 1.5.12 is going
to be delayed for several more months even under a "release early,
release often" SWORD policy, what is the benefit (and to whom) of our
packaging up everything for 1.5.11 now?  Won't we just end up redoing
and re-testing the packaging for 1.5.12 anyway in a few weeks or so?


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