[Pkg-e-devel] How to help

Albin Tonnerre albin.tonnerre at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 11:29:39 UTC 2008


On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Asheesh Laroia <asheesh at asheesh.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> > Per the reply from Joachim above, are there any tasks that myself and
> > Asheesh can help with to push forward the packaging of e17, Illume and
> > related libraries?
> Sounds like the best thing we could do right now is prepare a package for
> libetk and/or libelementary.

Indeed. There are package more or less ready for etk, so I guess that
doesn't need much help. On the elementary side, however, that would be
really appreciated :)

> I'll have some time over the next week to help out a fair bit, but after
> that my ability to commit time will dwindle down.  Nathan has more time
> for this project, but is new to packaging, so my plan is to teach him
> fairly quickly so that he can still be useful after I can help less!
> I already maintain a library in Debian, and I understand packaging well.
> If there are any non-library programs that need packaging that aren't yet
> packaged, Nathan and I would do well to start there to make sure Nathan
> gets the hang of packaging before we tackle a library.  Nathan, if you can
> find any such programs needing packaging, we can do those first (so long
> as it's not covered by what Albin is working on, the "new e17, including
> Illume).  Note Albin that if you need help, I'm here for you, even on
> those!

Right there are no programs that I can think of, but thanks

> And in general, for pkg-e-devell, do you have a preference for what
> package helper tools you prefer?  Do you like git-buildpackage and/or
> svn-buildpackage, and if so where do you like to store the repositories?
> Do you prefer debhelper to cdbs?  I want to make sure that the way we go
> about this is most sustainable for co-maintenance.

I use neither git-buildpackage nor svn-buildpackage, however I prefer using
git as VCS. Apart from that, I don't mind much. I'm fine with both cdbs and


> Thanks, and merry Christmas!

> -- Asheesh.
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