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Re: [gNewSense-users] GNASH?

From: Benj. Mako Hill
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] GNASH?
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 17:09:19 -0500
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<quote who="Brian Brazil" date="Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 08:42:10PM +0000">
> To make it clear, to put a package officially into gNewSense that is not in
> Ubuntu is not going to be easy. The less changes we have to make the better.

That really doesn't need to be that hard either, especially if the
software is not in Ubuntu or Debian already. A seperate repository
with new packages or even existing packages with correctly labeled
version numbers makes a lots of sense. Of course it's perhaps worth
asking *why* the software in question is not in either place.

> If any package does want to get included, attention MUST be given to
> how it will be supported in the future - requiring at a minimum a
> fully automated process.

The automation of this process is precisely the problem that soyuz
(part of Launchpad) is designed to deal with. The short version of the
story is that it's a *very* hard problem to automate this although on
a package by package basis, bzr will probably do most of the trick.

> This is especially true for security support.
> I'm considering whether it might be an idea to have a community
> repositry that we host, but which is community supported for things
> like this.

I think that's a reasonble idea.


Benjamin Mako Hill

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