[Pkg-sugar-devel] Debian Sugar package maintenance moving forward

Alex Perez aperez at alexperez.com
Fri May 10 18:37:08 BST 2019

Jonas & Santiago,

Hi there, I sit on the Sugar Labs Oversight Board, and would like to 
offer to help with packaging of Sugar on Debian, since it doesn't seem 
to have gotten much love in the last few years.

For some time now, the default version of Sugar for Debian is 0.110, and 
0.112 is only available via unstable.  Since the release of Sugar 0.113 
earlier this year, we have a strong desire to see this version, or its 
successor, 0.114, which is yet to be released, but coming soon, 
integrated into Debian Stable, if possible. There are some fairly 
critical bugs, associated with collaboration and remote presence, which 
were fixed in 0.113.

Since many people are trying Sugar on Raspbian, we _really_ need them to 
have a good first experience, and not a bug-riddled one.

What do I need to do to join the Sugar Debian package maintenance team? 
Are both of you still committed to package maintenance of Sugar, or 
would you prefer to retire from, or abdicate, these responsibilities?

I noticed recently that Sugar was marked for autoremoval from testing, 
due to a single library which doesn't support ipv6. Is there any way to 
override this default behavior, such that these packages can still be 
built in testing?


Alex Perez

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