[Blink] Packaging it for Debian

Adrian Georgescu ag at ag-projects.com
Sun Dec 19 14:37:43 CET 2010

Sounds like a good plan.

Allow me to contact you offline to get to know each other and talk over the details.


On Dec 18, 2010, at 5:42 PM, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:

> On Sáb 18 Dic 2010 11:01:10 Adrian Georgescu escribió:
> [snip]
>> Do you have something concrete to propose? Please expand.
> Short version: package whatever is necessary to have Blink on Debian. 
> Long version: of course, to do this, I will have to go dependency per 
> dependency checking if it is already packaged for Debian.
> If it is, check that it works with blinks or it's dependencies.
> If not, I will have to check licenses, see if things are being installed 
> according Debian's python policies, etc. If something need to be corrected 
> (licenses, for example), I will have to ask upstream if they are willing to 
> correct it, except it's a simple and maintanable patch.
> Once all the pre-packaging stuff is done, I'll have to fill the corresponding 
> ITP bugs, and do the packaging.
> Although you have done a very nice packaging, as I will be doing the 
> maintainance for Debian (considering I already fullfilled the ITP bugs steps), 
> I'll have to go all over it checking it and maybe doing changes if necessary.
> Once that is done, I ask a Debian Developer (DD) to sponsor the packagign. If 
> I am lucky, I may have the upload flag enabled, allowing me to upload any 
> update without having to resort on a DD, as I am already a Debian Maintainer 
> (DM).
> Of course, all this can be done in a team-based way. This means that multiple 
> people can work in packaging, and the final verification and upload to 
> Debian's servers is left for a DD (or a DM in case of updates and if she/he is 
> allowed).
> Please, do not heasitate in asking any other doubt it may arise, my final goal 
> is to have blink available in Debian ASAP, but I will surely not do it if 
> upstream (you in this case) doesn't want to or has any doubts. I prefer not to 
> package something if upstream is not confident and/or there is no good 
> relationship. 
> Regards, Lisandro.
> -- 
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