Activity packages

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Wed Aug 6 19:46:18 BST 2008


On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 19:41 +0200, Morgan Collett wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 17:57, ffm <ffm at laptop.org> wrote:
> > Here's the way I see our packages going:
> > * sugar-sucrose - meta package for -fructose and -glucose, everything
> > you need to run sugar (default activities and shell)
> > * sugar-glucose - base enviornment, no activities
> >
> > * sugar-fructose - Two options:
> > ** All fructose activities in one package (less work)
> > ** Metapackage depending on all the spesific activities in fructose
> > (quite a bit of work)
> 
> We currently have a metapackage called sugar-activities which depends
> on all known activities. That could be renamed to sugar-fructose.
> 
> I think I prefer that to packaging a bunch of activities in one
> package, since they have different upstream authors/maintainers.

Because of inherent package like nature of .xo 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activity_bundles the hope is that bundling .xo
into .deb should be a pretty trivial task.

> > and then there's the unofficial activities:
> > * sugar-whatever-activity
> 
> That's what we have now, for all the activities.
> 
> There are several activities which couldn't previously be included
> because of license issues or deps. I think they are in Jani's PPA:
> https://launchpad.net/~sugar/+archive/
> 
How are we coming on the license issues?  The Fedora packagers ran into
and resloved a few last week.

> Regards
> Morgan
> 
dfarning




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