[maemo-developers] Sponsoring Maemo packages into Debian

From: Carlos Guerreiro carlos.guerreiro at nokia.com
Date: Tue Apr 17 23:59:56 EEST 2007
ext Guillem Jover wrote:
> Hi,
Hi Guillem,
> Now that the maemo-gtk and hildon situation is in a way better shape
> (thanks to the great efforts of the desktop team, which have reduced
> the gtk delta between maemo and upstream), I'd like to offer package
> sponsoring for the core of the libraries (for now) into debian.
It's great to hear the fine progress the team has been making on
upstream alignment has reached the point where you can feel
comfortable sponsoring :-)

By the way, Hildon Desktop developers are doing great work
making it scale and decoupling it from the specifics of maemo-gtk.
I expect it to be soon in shape for being packaged for debian.

> So, my conditions:
>  * might have time to mentor.
>  * the sponsoring will be strict (maybe a bit more than my usual
>    sponsoring standards).
>  * no interest in anything that might go outside main.
>  * no interest in actual maintainership.
> And of course anything uploaded to debian will end up eventually being
> in ubuntu, even if it might not get the same support.
Sounds good. It's certainly worth investing effort on our side
to make this happen.
> My hope is that this, combined with the debian armel port might reduce
> the massive forking proliferation that can be seen in maemo right now,
> and also make maemo more neutral.
It should help.


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