winehq packages for Debian
shacklein at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 01:49:00 CST 2008
Thanks guys :)
If there's still any doubt, Ubuntu packaging as as different from Debian as
Mandriva or SUSE are from Red Hat. It's theoretically possible to produce
packages that work for both but it's a pain to maintain.
Scott can keep doing Ubuntu packages because he's well set up for it. I will
be taking over only the Debian packaging. Don't think of it as inefficient
use of resources; think of it as distributing the load.
2008/11/10 Scott Ritchie <scott at open-vote.org>
> Ubuntu packages have been up to date (uploaded within a day of release).
> Debian keeps falling behind because there's no easy way for me to build
> and test on Debian (with Ubuntu I can just upload them to launchpad and
> have it work).
> Scott Ritchie
> Andrew Fenn wrote:
> > So your plan is to take over Debian packaging while abandoning Ubuntu
> > packaging?
> > You already mentioned he has abandoned packaging (however I see new
> > packages created on 8th November) Is there some technical reason you
> > can't do Ubuntu Debs?
> > I am trying to understand what is different from Ubuntu and Debian
> > which would prevent you making a package for both.
> > On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:45 AM, Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi guys,
> >> I'm a regular volunteer in the #winehq IRC channel (man_in_shack). Some
> >> you may know me :) I also maintain a few applications on AppDB and have
> >> a couple of bugs found and fixed via bugzilla posts.
> >> I've been building Wine packages for my Debian systems for a while and
> >> I've written myself some helper scripts to make the task trivial :) I
> >> both amd64 and i386 packages.
> >> I'd like to request that I take over Scott Ritchie's position as
> >> for the winehq Debian packages as he seems to have all but abandoned
> >> package building. I have the following caveats:
> >> 1) I don't have a suitable place to upload the packages (in terms of
> >> bandwidth restrictions)
> >> 2) At the moment, I'm not sure if the packages are suitable for an apt
> >> repository, as I don't have proper Changelogs or source packages. I'm
> >> entirely sure what I'd need to do for this, so help would be appreciated
> >> 3) I'm fully set up to produce etch packages (Scott's packages aren't
> >> etch-compatible any more) as well as packages for lenny and sid
> >> 4) I'm not asking to take over Ubuntu package building (Scott seems to
> >> good at this, and I don't have nor want an Ubuntu system)
> >> 5) I can be *very* quick to produce packages, as in the day after
> >> (or even building packages from non-release revisions in git if
> >> Involvement in wine is fun!
> >> Regards,
> >> Ben Klein
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