[UbuntuWomen] Hi there!

॥ स्वक्ष ॥ vid at svaksha.com
Wed May 4 10:17:48 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 08:33, Sarah Burge <sarah.w.burge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, I'd love to give a hand! My only caveat is that I'm away a bit
> with work over the next few weeks, and then I start a new job....so at
> the moment I'm a wee bit busy...However, once all that's out of the
> way, I should have more time. Can you point me in the direction of
> things that need doing?

Is there a particular application that you use on a daily basis that
you would like to see packaged?  Unlike Ubuntu, Debian has various
teams and all the bio packages come under the purview of the
debian-med team[0], who can be contacted at:
debian-med at lists.debian.org

Here is the alioth task list[1] -- where you can see the new sponsored
packages for blast, gbrowse, etc.. so if there are any Free/Libre
software that you use on a daily basis, that you would like to see
packaged in Debian/Ubuntu, this is where it needs to go :) If the
package is already in Debian and you would like to maintain it, that
is also encouraged by the debian-med team. Just email them at the
above mentioned list-id regarding the existing package and they
usually encourage folks to apply for DM status, so you may want to
update yourself with the debian processes: the debian-maintainers
guide[2] and a nice tutorial[3] on debian packaging.

[0] http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed
[1] http://debian-med.alioth.debian.org/tasks/
[2] http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/
[3] http://www.lucas-nussbaum.net/blog/?p=640

I hope I have not overwhelmed you with too much information, so take
your time to read it and feel free to ask if something is not clear.

vid ॥ http://svaksha.com

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