[Python-apps-team] Bug#818107: The future of DocOnce

Francesco Poli invernomuto at paranoici.org
Sun Nov 6 16:35:53 UTC 2016

On Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:03:20 +0000 Kristian Gregorius Hustad wrote:

> Hello,

Hi Kristian,
thanks a lot for your prompt reply.

> I think the main reason why the Debian packages haven't been kept
> up to date is in part that the list of dependencies have become very
> large and complex. Some of the dependencies are installed from PIP
> or even cloned from git (the full list can be found at
> https://github.com/hplgit/doconce/blob/master/doc/src/manual/debpkg_doconce.txt).

I was being silent, since I was hoping to see some comments from the
Debian Python Applications Packaging Team.
I cannot really say anything meaningful about the number or the
complexity of the dependencies, as I am not familiar with the packaging
details of the doconce Debian package.

I hope someone from the Debian Python Applications Packaging Team will
express his/her opinion about this.

> I have thought about having a release branch and tagging releases,
> but I haven't gotten around to do it yet.

Please, please, begin tagging releases, so that
will include something.

I think this would make it clearer to the downstream distributions
(such as Debian) when there's a new release to be packaged.

> I hope to be able to find the time to maintain DocOnce, but I'm afraid
> I won't be able to develop it at the same pace as HPL.

Even though the addition of new features may get slower, it would still
be awesome, if you could begin taking care of reported bugs and basic
software maintenance for DocOnce.

> Hopefully, there will be more contributors in the future.


And making DocOnce more "downstream-friendly" (the first step would be
to clearly identify releases, as already discussed) could help in
increasing the user base, which often leads to more chances to find
some new contributor!    ;-)

Bye and thanks for your helpfulness.

 There's not a second to spare! To the laboratory!
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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