[pkg-php-pear] Proposed release goal: PEAR package building using pkg-php-tools

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Thu Sep 19 06:06:46 UTC 2013

On 09/18/2013 09:39 PM, Niels Thykier wrote:
> While it is an admirable goal and I would definitely recommend you
> continue working towards it, I get a feeling this is not suitable as
> Release Goal.
> My primary concern is that we cannot impose maintainers to use a certain
> build helper.  If I was to take your proposal and replace pkg-php-tools
> with CDBS or even just dh7 (and "PEAR packages" with "$type packages") I
> am pretty sure it would cause nothing short of a riot[1].
> Now, if the packages are limited to packages maintained by the PHP Pear
> team, then you do not need a release goal.  If the team agrees on this,
> then you can "just" go ahead and do it.
>   In this case, it would then probably also fail the "Affect more than
> just one set of packages"-requirement.

Hi Niels,

I was expecting this kind of answer. I do agree with all of your comments.

FYI, the "just go and and do it" part has been largely done, and we also
pushed every PEAR package maintainer to have their package in the team,
and maintained using Git. Mathieu, Prach and David did a lot of work on
that direction, and I would like to send them a big thanks for their
work (I am unfortunately too busy with OpenStack to be able to help).

I also would like to send my encouragements so that it continues, and
ultimately, would love to see all PEAR packages using Git, maintained
within the team, and pkg-php-tools.


Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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