[Mageia-dev] Dev Team Call To Action...

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:17:26 CET 2011


I know -dev team doesn't exist yet, but in spite of that: some of us may be 

Yesterday in the packaging meeting[1], misc and Stormi talked about the 3days 
they went to a Cross-Distro App Installer Meeting[2]. As far as I understood, 
our involvement in AppStream[3] is 4 part:
 - mageia-app-db would like to use the metadata to display on the site.
 - sophie would like some of the metadata too.
 - mageia could work on making packagekit support work (it does not replace 
rpm or urpmi in any way, it is cross-distro and just delegates the work to 
urpmi (in our case).)
 - mageia would then package AppStream in the distro. (Nothing is being said 
as being used by default: Note that AppStream only does Applications, while 
eg: rpmdrake installs packages).

Since this concerns mostly packaging, it has had a start-discussion in the 
packagers' meeting.

 - mageia-app-db (Stormi: PHP) would like some help.
 - sophie (Nanar: Perl) would like some help.
 - packagekit support (misc: Perl) would need to be finalized.
( requires intimate knowledge of perl-URPM )
 - someone will have to package AppStream eventually.

afaik shikamaru would help with sophie, so i think that is covered.

So this leaves:
 - PHP for mageia-app-db
 - Perl-URPMI related stuff for packagekit support (i might have some time for 
this, not sure yet)

Now then, if there is anyone from -dev team who is inclined to help out, 
please, tell us :-)


Maarten (aka AL13N)

[1]: http://www.mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings#packaging_team
[2]: http://www.mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-discuss/20110126/003418.html
[3]: http://distributions.freedesktop.org/wiki/AppStream/MetadataNotes

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