[Debian GNUstep maintainers] Planning a GNUstep transition.

Hubert Chathi uhoreg at debian.org
Sun Jun 22 19:27:46 UTC 2008

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:37:22 -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon at debian.org> said:

> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 08:09:39PM -0400, Hubert Chathi wrote:
>> Anyone from the release team want to comment on whether we will be
>> allowed to move forward with this transition?

> For my part, I was reserving comment until the list of packages came
> in that would require updating by hand.

>> On Sun, 08 Jun 2008 14:24:27 -0400, Hubert Chathi <uhoreg at debian.org>
>> said:

> Has comprehensive staging been done to make sure that these packages
> do all build from source in the new version, or are you just relying
> on maintainers to take advantage of what's in experimental?

I can contact the maintainers to see what packages they have already
tested.  For the maintainers who don't reply, I will rebuild their
packages in my pbuilder environment.  But I believe that Gürkan has
already rebuilt many packages against what was in experimental before
(which is very close to the new upstream stable release, which is
currently in experimental, minus gnustep-gui, which I am reuploading

> I seem to remember that at least one of these packages was bound up in
> the recent transition mess (through no fault of yours); that's
> resolved now, but it's possible that it will get tangled with another
> already-approved library transition in the near future.  Do any of
> these packages depend on the xulrunner, gpm, exiv, ccrtp, or xmms
> libraries?

No, none of the current GNUstep packages depend on these.

>> We are planning on manually updating the following packages
>> - agenda.app (new upstream)
>> - gorm.app (new upstream, currently in experimental)
>> - price.app (new upstream, currently in experimental)
>> - projectcenter.app (new upstream)
>> - zipper.app (new upstream, currently in experimental)
>> - terminal.app (requires a small source change to compile against
>> latest GNUstep, currently in experimental)
>> - gnustep-dl2 (maybe.  upstream plans on doing a new release RSN)
I should add:
- etoile (camaelon.app needs updating to work with new gnustep-gui,
  currently in my personal repository)

> This looks like a pretty manageable list, if that's really the whole
> set of packages requiring sourceful uploads for the transition; but
> the above questions have bearing on whether and when it's practical to
> schedule the transition.

OK, I will report back when I find out how many packages the maintainers
have tried rebuilding.

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