What to do for new packages

Reinhard Tartler siretart at tauware.de
Mon Dec 22 17:56:30 UTC 2008

sorry for the late and terse response, I hope that I'll have more time
after christmas to actually implement some of these decisions...

Free Ekanayaka <freee at debian.org> writes:
>   RT> I'd suggest this:
>   RT>  * maintainer is set to
>   RT>    pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org
> How should the team's name look like? The full maintainer field
> currently looks like:
> Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> which is a bit long. What about trimming it to
> Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers at lists.alioth.debian.org>

Good point, yes, let's use that

>   RT>  * pkg-multimedia gets an git repository (Felipe, please request
>   RT>    one and start moving the packages. btw, is it possible to
>   RT>    redirect the old locations to the new ones? - I don't think so,
>   RT>    but you never know)
> This probably goes without saying, but I would include the tags:
> Vcs-Git: git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-multimedia/PACKAGE.git
> Vcs-Browser: http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-multimedia/PACKAGE.git
> in all debian/control files.

yes, sounds reasonable.

>   RT> These points should be seen as proposed clarification to
>   RT> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/Merge
>   RT> The selling argument was (I think) that debian-multimedia.org
>   RT> already exists and is well known, but has no relationship to
>   RT> demudi, which in fact even predates debian-multimedia.
> Yeah, sad to have to say goodbye to Debian Multimedia (the Debian
> one), I feel that name was quite easy and catchy. Anyway the important
> thing to me is to get a well maintained package set.


merry christmas!

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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