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Re: [Debian-sf-devel] Package is split! Testers wanted!

From: Soon-Son Kwon
Subject: Re: [Debian-sf-devel] Package is split! Testers wanted!
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 12:37:59 +0900
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This was one of the most exciting news for me!

Thanks Roland & I will let you know the test result sooner or later.

I don't know when you will release 2.6.12 but if you can wait
for me to work more on i18n, I will do that for this weekend
to make it more multilingual...

Thanks again & let's prepare bug-hunting season! :-)

Have a nice weekend...

On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 09:55:22PM +0200, Roland Mas wrote:
> Roland Mas (2002-05-21 14:25:19 +0200) :
> [...]
> >   The way I see it is this: I'm currently splitting the package.  To
> > be frank, the current state of my local checkout of the CVS
> > repository is "utterly broken, don't even think of installing it, it
> > won't install anyway".  That's why you probably won't see many CVS
> > commits from me in the next few days.
>   Well, I just did a rather large commit.  This means the package as
> of the current CVS is split, hopefully nicely.  I have inserted a bit
> of magic in the build process.  Namely, DSF-Helper.  This is basically
> a Perl script to replace #DSFHELPER:blah# tags by contents of files in
> the debian/dsf-helper/ directory.  The goal is to keep in one place
> the code for functions used throughout the packages.
> > On the other hand, the current package (as of what's in CVS) seems
> > to install fairly dependably, and be mostly working.  The problem is
> > we don't know exactly what this "mostly" covers.  Therefore, we need
> > more testing, more reporting of problems, and more fixing of those
> > problems.  Therefore, we need more visibility.
>   It seems my last commit installed smoothly on at least two systems,
> although these were installations from scratch (as opposed to upgrades
> from a 2.5 or a pre-split 2.6 package).
> > 0. I'm currently trying to "design" how the packages will behave
> > after the split (my previous attempts were coded rather than
> > designed, and the result didn't work.  When the design is done, I'll
> > probably post it and ask for comments.
>   Well, read debian/README.Maintainer, it's in there.  It's not *all*
> in there, but most of the important stuff is.  I'll try to add more
> text to document how I think variants should be done (like,
> sourceforge-db-remote, for instance).
> > 1. I get to the point of making the sourceforge-* installable in
> > some cases (preferably most cases, but maybe not);
>   Done.  dpkg -i sourceforge*deb worked on both my test server and
> Christian's.  Now it's your turn to try it out and give us your results.
> > 2. We upload to experimental with a big "This doesn't work.  If it
> > does, please tell us." warning.  We announce it here, on the
> > Savannah webpage, on the debian-devel mailing list, everywhere.
>   That's still a few days/weeks from now.
> > 3. We collect lots and lots of bug reports.  We fix them.  When no
> > more appear for a reasonable amount of time, we upload to unstable.
>   The "collect bug reports" part can start now.  We'll probably upload
> a 2.6-0+12 pre-release sometime, in the meantime feel free to make
> your own package from CVS.
> >   During all this period, we fix any grave bugs in the 2.5 series,
> > if only as a recreation from the nightmare that is the split.  I
> > think it will be necessary to upload a 2.5-30 sometime anyway, but I
> > definitely expect 2.5 to be frozen.  No patches providing new
> > features against 2.5 please, only bugfixes.
>   I already fixed two bugs in 2.5 (one was on the Debian BTS, the
> other wasn't but prevented the mailing-lists from working).
>   Now for the interesting part: go on, test, crash-test, try to
> install on previous versions, re-install, whatever.  Report
> everything, be it success (preferably on this list) or failure (on the
> Savannah BTS, but try to include the relevant information).  Work is
> happening!  Be a part of it, or hold your peace for a few weeks ;-)
> Roland.
> -- 
> Roland Mas
> La tradition orale, c'est comme un vieux fromage [...] -- Le Blaire
>   -- Signatures � collectionner, s�rie n�2, partie 1/3.
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