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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat May 11 01:53:22 BST 2019

Hi Alex,

NB! No need to cc us discretely, we are both subscribed to the list :-)

Quoting Alex Perez (2019-05-10 19:37:08)
> 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?
> https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/pkg-sugar-devel/2019-February/001316.html

Great that you offer to help maintain Sugar for Debian!

To join the team, please join our team at Salsa as described at 

Upcoming stable release of Debian will include Sugar 0.112.  To get 
newer releases or specific commits from newer releases included with 
upcoming or current stable Debian, convincing arguments need to be 
documented in a bugreport, and Debian release managers need to be 
convinced that the reported issue(s) are enough reason to include the 

I am still interested in maintaining Sugar for Debian.

 - Jonas

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