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

Per Øyvind Karlsen peroyvind at mandriva.org
Thu Jan 27 04:16:47 CET 2011

2011/1/27 Maarten Vanraes <maarten.vanraes at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I know -dev team doesn't exist yet, but in spite of that: some of us may be
> needed.
> 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.
> However:
>  - 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 )
Getting familiar with package kit is on my todo list, dunno much about
urpmi support
and if there's anything lacking or not. Lemme know if you have any questions on
perl-URPM or if there's any specific issues, I can likely fix them
within short time. :)

Per Øyvind

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