[pkg-php-pear] Offering you to work with the pkg-php-pear team, and work together!

Dario Minnucci midget at debian.org
Sun Apr 29 17:47:49 UTC 2012

Hi again Thomas,

On 04/29/2012 07:20 PM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 04/30/2012 12:32 AM, Dario Minnucci wrote:
>>> I've noticed that you are maintaining alone some PEAR packages. We are
>>> trying to do team maintenance for all of the PEAR packages in the
>>> archive. Have you ever considered joining the team?
>> Yes, I've consider it but it's still in my TODO list.
>> Is there any documentation explaining how to join and work with the team?
> The only thing that was needed was to join Alioth, and ask to have the
> PEAR packager rights. That bit is already done. Then you might want to
> register to the pkg-php-pear at lists.alioth.debian.org list. Are you
> registered to that list by the way?

I'm already subscribed.

>> Is there any #debian-pkg-pear related channel on the IRC to meet and coordinate things?
> Well, frankly, there's not much people interested in pear packaging.
> Having a special channel for that on IRC would be useless, IMO.

Pear packages have quite some daily users and I think they could be considered as 'prospective

Maybe the lack of documentation, ie: wiki pages as a how to start contributing, or 'realtime'
communication with the Team, can be a reason for them to refrain taking the first step.

As a reference, the Perl Team, has own efficient coordination tools (ie: Package Entropy Tracker
[0]), good docs [1] and real time communication 24/7 via #debian-perl channel on OFTC.

>> I'll be glad to join the team, but prefer to read how stuff is done before making any move.
> What do you need to know? About our packaging standards and practices?

Exaclty that!

> If so, let me tell what I'm doing right now.
> All of the PEAR packages we maintain have the following branches:
> - debian-sid
> - debian-wheezy
> - debian-squeeze
> - upstream-sid
> - upstream-wheezy
> - upstream-squeeze
> Each debian-* has a debian/gbp.conf, with for example in it:
> upstream-branch = upstream-sid
> debian-branch = debian-sid
> [git-buildpackage]
> export-dir = ../build-area/
> Then all packages are using the dh 8 sequencer and pkg-php-tools. Last,
> all packages are stored in /git/pkg-php on Alioth.
> I think that's about it. The rest of, you'll find it inside the packages
> themselves.
> Have I missed anything?

Is clear enough, thanks. I'll ask if I face any trouble.

What do you (Team) think about the possibility of making something like [1] to set the guidelines
for Pear packagers?


[0] http://pet.debian.net/pkg-perl/pet.cgi
[1] http://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/

 Dario Minnucci <midget at debian.org>
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