[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] extras repository

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Thu Dec 7 12:00:17 EET 2006
On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 02:07:27AM +0200, ext Ferenc Szekely wrote:
> ext Marius Vollmer wrote:
> We have to setup an intelligent build environment. The rough plan for
> this is:
> -get a descent hardware
> -install Scratchbox 1.x
> -setup sbuild together with our existing queue-manager (no DAK for now)
> If all is done then the package_maintainers/developers don't have to
> bother with compiling their sw for the various maemo releases. They only
> need to upload the signed Debian source package(s) to the current
> "extras" queue, like some of you do it today.
> The build environment should be clever to spot the problems and send
> reports to the package_maintainer/developer in case an uploaded source
> does not build.
> The cause of the build failure can be anything from an error in the
> code, error in the Debian specific files to a missing build dependency.
> Upon successful compilation the queue-manager will install the package
> to the archive and inform all of us (RSS feed, mailing list, whatever).
> I think for the time being we will skip checking if the newly installed
> package have all its runtime dependencies in the same archive. The
> ultimate goal (as Marius stated) is to have self contained repositories.
> So let's go for it, but let's take one step at a time ;)
> Timeline? Well, if this looks sane to you, then a "testing" environment
> could be established still this year (I am always optimistic ;).
> Any comments on this proposal?

Hi Ferenc,
Looks good to me.

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