Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Re: Status of Ubuntu Packaging Guide

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Dmitry Shachnev <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> There are many problems with the current state of our Packaging Guide [1]:
>
> * Half of it talks about Ubuntu Distributed Development, which is no longer
> a living thing.
> * Another part is a bit outdated, as it is mostly unmaintained, while our
> tools and methods continuously evolve. Also that other part is mostly
> redundant, as the Debian documentation talks about the same things.
> * There are 63 bugs [2] at the moment, and almost nobody looks at them.
>
> Daniel Holbach who was one of the main contributors, left Canonical [3] in
> December, and since then we had almost no changes apart from translations
> (except for two Laney's fixes — thanks!).
>
> Unless someone wants to take this project over, I propose the following:
>
> * Remove ubuntu-packaging-guide package from Debian and Ubuntu archives.
> * Turn the current website into a collection of links to other resources
> (i.e. those from [4]).
>
> Opinions?
>
> [1]: http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/
> [2]: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-packaging-guide
> [3]: https://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2016/12/taking-a-break/
> [4]: http://packaging.ubuntu.com/html/#further-reading
>
>

Hi Dmitry,

Thanks for bringing this up!

I was also looking at the same from past couple of days (was actually
giving an intro into ubuntu-development in one of the schools) and
found that some parts are outdated.

I can take a look at the whole packaging guide starting this weekend
and if anyone would help out (like co-maintain stuff), would be
interested in updating the docs.

/me lifts his both hands up to help in this regard.

Thanks!

--
Bhavani Shankar
Ubuntu Developer | www.ubuntu.com
https://launchpad.net/~bhavi

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