[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#591579: RFP: https-everywhere -- browser extension to enforce SSL browsing according to rules

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Fri Aug 5 21:01:31 UTC 2011

Hi Rogério,

Rogério Brito wrote:
> I thought that I had replied to the previous message (to Jérémy)
> saying that I did want to have that extension in Debian

Oh, ok. Jérémy told me on IRC, he hasan't received a reply. Well,
anyway, we're on the right way again, now. :-)

> (mostly because I value more the GPG chain/web-of-trust that we
> built than downloading an extension from some site).


> And, to be honest, the programs that I uploaded to my PPA are really
> meant to be *Debian* packages, as that's what I use directly.

Yeah, I noticed the "unstable" instead of "maverick" in the last
changelog entry. :-)

> >> Would you be interested in maintaining this package in Debian?
> >
> > I'd be very happy, too, if you would do so. Now that version 1.0 is
> > released would be a good time for that. :-)
> Great. How do you want me to package it?

Just as you did before, only officially for Debian. ;-)

> > And I also already have a first patch (to also support the Conkeror
> > Xulrunner Application) for your package (the version from the PPA)
> > which I attach here as there's no package to report bugs against in
> > the BTS yet. :-)
> OK, great to have some improvements already to the released version.

I think that patch even is suitable for proposing it to upstream.

> I think that, in general, almost all, if not all, xulrunner
> applications can benefit from https-everywhere.

Right. Others which are in Debian but not in the install.rdf:
Songbird, Instantbird, Sunbird, ...

> As I am only a Debian maintainer, I don't have permission to write to
> your repositories, but if you could add me (my alioth username is
> rbrito-guest), that would be cool.

See http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMozExtTeam#Joining

> I don't know if you have any preferences/standards, but I like to use
> the following workflow with my packages:
>     http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/youtube-dl.git;a=commitdiff;h=e93e4d7

Looks like a more or less vanilla git-buildpackages workflow. Should
be fine.

http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DebianMozExtTeam#Common_practices just
mentions git, not any way how to use it. And there are dozens way to
use git. :-)

And I have the feeling that on that wiki page, "branch" really means
"repository" and "repository" means "repository directory". At least
this is what the list of pkg-mozext repositories look like. (Anyone
from the pkg-mozext team can confirm that?)

Please ping me when you have 1.0 package ready for review/sponsoring
or if you have questions.

P.S.: I'm not a pkg-mozext group member, so I don't know all the
group's rules. I'm just a subscriber to the pkg-mozext-maintainers
mailing list as maintainer of the conkeror package in Debian.

		Regards, Axel
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