Looking for a mentor
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Oct 29 22:13:50 GMT 2009
I am looking for a mentor to help me get started packaging the Sugar
Learning Platform for Ubuntu. About a year ago I started by
forming the ubuntu-sugarteam. Due to the lead packager getting a
new job and conflicts with upstream, the team petered out.
I am taking another shot at it. I have set aside the next six months
to get our fledgling packages ready for Ubuntu 10.4.
We are still working out the plan of action. So far I have:
A. Learned to upload to PPAs.
B. Learned to create packages from scratch.
C. Learned basics of patching.
D. Learned pbuilder.
My next steps are:
A. Learn CDBS.
B. Learn quilt.
Short term goal:
Start to sync the SugarTeam packages with the upstream Debian
packages. The upstream debian packager uses some rather unconventional
packaging techniques and is somewhat challenging to work with. As
such, I am hoping to simplify his packages techniques yet maintain a
common patching structure so we can collaborate with Debian on an
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