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Re: Last Call: Debian/Ubuntu Packaging




Jim, for starters I'll just create the upstream package, you can
remain the Debian maintainer for now.

The debian package I'll create will be bare-boned, the downstream
package you build can take into account additional server
packages etc. 

>>>>> "James" == James R Van Zandt <jrvz@comcast.net> writes:
    James> Dr. Raman -
    James> 
    James> It would be great if you would maintain an up-to-date
    James> Debian package.
    James> 
    James> Are you planning to become a Debian Developer so you
    James> can upload packages to the repository yourself?
    James> Unfortunately that takes quite a while.  The process
    James> is described at
    James> http://www.debian.org/devel/join/newmaint.  In the
    James> mean time, I'm willing to act as sponsor.
    James> 
    James> The biggest item on the "todo" list for the emacspeak
    James> package is to use debconf, as described in the
    James> debconf-doc package.  The idea behind debconf is to
    James> let the user enter configuration information for a
    James> batch of packages all at once, rather than only as
    James> each package is installed.  The challenge for
    James> emacspeak is that we want the user to be able to
    James> choose any of several speech servers contributed by
    James> one or more packages.
    James> 
    James> You are certainly welcome to use my config and
    James> packaging files.  You can find them in any Debian
    James> archive, e.g.
    James> http://ftp.egr.msu.edu/debian/pool/main/e/emacspeak/emacspeak_24-1.diff.gz
    James> 
    James>                     - Jim Van Zandt

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