[Pkg-crosswire-devel] [bt-devel] BibleTime 1.7rc1 released - PLEASE TEST - 1.7 final scheduled very soon

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 14:04:15 GMT 2009

2009/2/4 Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm>:
> Martin Gruner wrote:
>> 1.7rc1 is out.
>> Special attention needs to be paid to the Bookshelf Manager which is used to
>> download and install modules.
> Looks good here, based on my initial testing tonight; I downloaded it
> and packaged it for Ubuntu, and then installed from the package and
> tested it lightly, including some experimenting with the Bookshelf
> Manager.  No obvious bugs emerged.  This is on a Ubuntu 8.10 64bit
> (amd64) machine with dual-core CPU.
> A couple of minor things:
> (a) The move from a versioning scheme of 1.7.beta3 to 1.7rc1 (the first
> had a period between the numeric and alpha parts of the version, but the
> second does not) broke my debian/watch file -- so uscan could not tell
> me that 1.6rc1 was available, nor could it automatically grab it for me.
>  It thinks 1.7.beta3 is a higher version that 1.7rc1, basically.
> While I think the omission of that period is fine, making this change in
> how you label versions, while keeping the main x.y version the same, was
> unexpected.  Whatever you do, please do try to keep it consistent going
> forward if you can, so that automated systems such as uscan and the
> debian/watch file work as intended.
> (b) If it is not too much work, it would help me out as a packager if,
> when you release 1.7 (and future versions!) you could release the source
> code as a .tar.gz (as well as the current format of tar.bz2 if that is
> what some folks prefer).
> The reason for this is that .tar.gz is the form of "upstream" source
> code tarball that Debian and Ubuntu packaging expects to work with;
> anything else has to be handled specially, essentially by carefully
> repacking it into a .tar.gz form, writing a Makefile rule that does that
> repacking, and documenting that this was done.  So it is a (small)
> amount of extra work and testing to package something that is released
> as a .tar.bz2, for us.

Although shortly it is expected that dpkg-source v3 quit and custom will
accept .tar.bz2 and lzma as valid upstream source tarballs. So it would
be preferable to have .tar.gz for 1.7 but not necessary for after Lenny/Jaunty.

Apart from this Jonathan is right about everything.

> Incidentally, the current status of our BibleTime packaging is that it
> looks good, nice and clean now, and in fact is probably somewhat ahead
> of our progress with sword 1.5.11 packaging at this point; we're hoping
> to get both sword 1.5.11 and BibleTime 1.7 into Ubuntu Jaunty if we
> possibly can!
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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With best regards

Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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