[Pkg-crosswire-devel] RFS: bibledit/5.0.105-1 [NMU]

Teus Benschop teusjannette at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 17:13:04 BST 2017

Hi Roberto,

Thank you a great lot for reviewing and uploading the package.
And for all the advice given that led to the package being in the good
shape as it is now.

I understanding what you say about release of Stretch, and the significant
changes in the Bibledit package, and about the NEW processing, and I've
read the section in the Debian Developer's Reference document.



On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at 15:46 Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto at debian.org> wrote:

> Hi Teus,
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2017 at 10:04:15AM +0000, Teus Benschop wrote:
> >    Hi Roberto,
> >    Thanks for looking at the package, and for the quick feedback.
> >    The lintian warning about the debian/changelog was now fixed, the
> line was
> >    shortened a bit to stay within the 80 character limit.
> >    To make the transition from the old bibledit-gtk to the new bibledit
> >    easier, package bibledit-gtk was introduced again, as transitional
> dummy
> >    package to bibledit, and in a similar way bibledit-gtk-data as a
> >    transitional dummy package to bibledit-data.
> >    I tested the upgrade cycle from bibledit-gtk 4.9 in Debian sid to the
> new
> >    bibledit 5.x. It works okay now, after the fields Depends, Replaces,
> and
> >    Breaks, were added to debian/control.
> >    The debian/changelog now uploads to the experimental pool of packages,
> >    rather than to the unstable distribution. I had not realized that
> Debian 9
> >    Stretch is so close to release now. Yup, good plan to upload this
> first
> >    release to experimental.
> Excellent work.  I have built and reviewed the package.  Everything
> looked good, so I have just now uploaded.
> >    After stretch gets frozen, the next upload could be targetted at
> unstable
> >    again, even before release, or it needs to wait till after the
> release of
> >    stretch?
> Stretch was frozen about 8 weeks ago.  In theory an upload to unstable
> coule be done at any time, but with a change this significant, I would
> advise waiting until after release.  There is not a firm release date
> set as far as I know, but perhaps by May/June the release should be done
> and we can upload to unstable.
> Also, because the source package introduces new binary packages, it will
> need to pass NEW processing and it is likely that the old bibledit-gtk
> source package will need to be manually removed by the FTP masters.
> Have a look at the Debian Developer's Reference, section 5.9, for
> details.
> >    (Extra, unrelated, but perhaps interesting, info: There is also
> >    "bibledit-desktop" ([1]https://github.com/postiffm/bibledit-desktop),
> >    which really is a continuation from bibledit-gtk, renamed to
> -desktop, and
> >    is being developed independently by another developer.)
> >    Teus.
> That is interesting.  I was not aware of that project.
> Regards,
> -Roberto
> --
> Roberto C. Sánchez
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