[Sugar-devel] sugar on jaunty and abiword
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 12:24:11 UTC 2009
Hmmm... So what is it that is blocking this, I thought the fork from
Debian was supposed to help this?
David Van Assche
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Morgan Collett
<morgan.collett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Had no luck with debian developers with this issue so far.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
> Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 13:36
> Subject: [Sugar-devel] sugar on jaunty and abiword
> To: Sugar Devel <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> Hi all,
> seems like, unless we make a strong final push, Write and other cool
> activities that make use of abiword won't run out of the box on the
> next Ubuntu release. This would mean a significantly less useful Sugar
> on what may be the widest available Linux distribution.
> It would be a real pity because, in addition to the great work that
> Debian and Ubuntu packagers have already put during the last weeks,
> we'll have to tell people to use any of the other distributions that
> will package the whole of Sugar 0.84: Alt Linux, Fedora, Gentoo,
> Mandriva, openSUSE and Caixa Magica Magalhaes (as per
> http://sugarlabs.org/go/DevelopmentTeam/Packaging ).
> We still may have time to change this fate if we manage to convince
> the Ubuntu developers to accept a patch that will build abiword with
> the libabiword support we need, and package pyabiword.
> So this is a call for people that can help with:
> - modify the abiword package in Ubuntu to produce libabiword.so and
> the accompanying -devel stuff,
> - package the pyabiword bindings,
> - push this through the Ubuntu processes so it gets into their next release,
> - forward this call for help to other forums.
> Who in this community can help with this or knows someone who may be
> able to help?
> Please update the wiki page linked above with the status of your efforts.
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