Update to upstream of Calligra's Debian package for testing

Raúl Sánchez Siles rasasi78 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 17:14:53 UTC 2012


El Jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2012, Philip Van Hoof escribió:
> Hi there,
> I'm completely new to debian packaging. So please let me know in good
> detail how to improve the patch in case something is wrong.
> This patch updates kde-std/calligra.git's(1) master to Calligra upstream
> version git tag in master: 3f1c80f406daa7dede9dcb8646e6cb471464e021 (2)

  Thanks for the patch. It's not looking bad but I still hadn't the time to 
review it thouroughly. I wouldn't call it 2.5.92 version though, since it's a 
master snapshot. There's already a 2.5.92 version which is actually 2.6rc1.

  By the way, there's already an experimental branch[0] on the packaging 
repository targeted towards 2.6. It already coped for 2.5.91 version, and I had 
locally some more commits towards 2.5.92 which I've just pushed now, sorry for 
not making them available before.

> I started this work because I need a very recent version of calligra and
> more specifically calligra-dev for one of my customer's development
> needs. As we want to use FAI the idea is to do everything in Debian
> packaging. And then why not also post the changes to upstream Debian? So
> here you go.
  To be honest I'm not fond of working with such a moving target as calligra 
upstream master. I was once discouraged about that and I now also support this 
position. master moves very fast and calligra is such a beast to build. Up to 
now I don't know about an incremental packaging system which may be considered 
for this situation.

  Moreover wheezy is frozen and therefore only experimental is available for 
packages. I thought about using experimental eventually for 2.6 since master is 
far beyond our nowadays calligra packaging aims.

  So in this situation, what I could propose you is:

  · If calligra 2.6 is not ready for your purposes you could study backporting 
those master commits needed.
  · If what you need is a working calligra-dev package let us know and we can 
work on that together. Patches are sure welcome, but I think it'd be better to 
stick to current experimental branch, ie calligra 2.6

  This is just my opinion and packaging has also been worked by some other 
Qt/KDE Team members which may not agree with me. Their comments are also 

[0] http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-kde/kde-

> Kind regards,
> Philip

> ---
> 1) git://git.debian.org/pkg-kde/kde-std/calligra.git
> 2)
> http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=calligra.git&a=commit&h=3f1c80f406daa7dede9dcb8
> 646e6cb471464e021

     Raúl Sánchez Siles
----->Proud Debian user<-----
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