[chandler-dev] Chandler Desktop packaging in Debian and Ubuntu
matt at slyy.net
Wed Jun 24 15:11:55 PDT 2009
After building the current trunk of Chandler Desktop for Ubuntu 9.04
(Jaunty) , I decided to find out what it would take to package this
into a .deb that would be available on the Ubuntu repositories. After
some initial investigation, I found that someone has started a
packaging effort in Debian . He and I have decided to team up to
do the Debian packaging. It will give me a chance to learn from an
experienced maintainer and give him some manpower to figure out the
chandler source tree.
As for Ubuntu. They pick up all packages in Debian unstable prior to
their DebianImportFreeze date . They generally do not include new
packages or updates to packages after the Ubuntu release except for
security fixes and, rarely, major functionality fixes. For the next
release of Ubuntu (9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala), DebianImportFreeze
is tomorrow . Since Ubuntu has a 6-month release cycle, I would
guess that gives us at most 6 months to get the package incorporated
into Debian in time for Ubuntu Karmic+1.
In addition to the official Debian and Ubuntu repositories, we can
create packages and upload them to a custom repository hosted on the
OSAF web site or using a PPA hosted in Launchpad . This would
allow us to get the packages out sooner to Chandler users and to
upload new fixes and releases between the Ubuntu releases.
Hopefully, we can get this package created by Karmic+1. At any rate,
I'd be happy to work directly with the Chandler project and devs with
any fixes and suggestions, if you're interested.
Please let me know if this plan is not desirable.
PS: Sorry for the ever-changing email addresses and IRC nicknames.
(I was slyydawg at gmail.com.) I've finally settled on what I want to
move forward with. This is where you'll see me in the future.
 http://launchpad.net/ is the package maintenance system for Ubuntu.
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