Czech Packagers Meeting minutes 2009-04-07 ==========================================
Present: nadvornik, puzel, sbrabec, pgajdos, mseben, mhrusecky, anicka, mvyskocil Minutes: mhrusecky
Topics: (1) Community Week (2) Dropped packages (3) Changelogs (4) Proposals pages
(1) Community Week: ===================
There is going to be held Community Week (starting at 20th April). We should participate as mentors for packaging day. Help people with packaging and submitting to the Contrib. Maybe this opportunity can be also used by community members to clean up their home repositories. Ideas are already presented on wiki page.
(2) Dropped packages: =====================
puzel told us about packages dropped from Factory. One really interesting group of packages dropped was xsane and sane frontends. We all agreed that these packages are really useful and should maintained somewhere. So puzel proposed that he would maintain it in Contrib and if he'll encounter any problems he wouldn't have time to solve, we will help him.
Other Interesting dropped package was bash-completion. But this one was dropped because of several serious bugs and poor support upstream so no easy solution for this package.
(3) Changelogs: ===============
mhrusecky is working on submiting new MySQL into factory. But this package was for a long time maintained in separate repository in BuildService and there was some changes in old package meantime. So there is a problem how to merge changelogs. Currently the easiest way seems to be to commit all changes in development branch as one changelog entry to the old changelog and replace old package with a new one. But this may occur more frequently with cooperation in BuildsSrvice so maybe it would be good idea to have some formal rules how to solve such situation.
We also discussed results from discussion on mailing list about changelogs. Result from this discussion was that what we should write in changelogs is only packaging changes and leave a note where to find detail information about changes during package update.
(4) Proposals pages: ====================
During discussion about changelogs mvyskocil mentioned that Fedora has some wiki pages with proposals/upcoming changes which are not official yet, so people can discuss these changes, everyone can read these proposal's and people can prepare for these changes. It may be a good idea to have something similar, especially with planned opening of factory.
Status reports: ===============
anicka: - openssh: investigate #489209 - cfengine: fix #487781
jmatejek: - removing python-numeric dependency from python-gtk - work on updating SUSE Studio support packages
mhrusecky: - working on merging development version of MySQL with factory version - working on fixing some minor issues in development version of MySQL
mseben: - audacity : submitted patch to fix build issues in factory (problems with linking against wxGTK) - audacity : submitted fix of bnc#477654 (missing expression in return) - doxygen : created patch for bnc#489947 (disabling build date in html footer)
mvyskocil: - fixed bnc#492555: tomcat6+confluence wiki crashed under openjdk6
puzel: - closed #469337 - deb: dpkg --print-architecture prints empty string - fix #467332 for 11.1 - 467332 - Incomplete tools for Debian packages (deb)
sbrabec: - pcsc-*, opensc, openct: Updated, modalias supplements, fixes (bnc#438131, bnc#474818, bnc#466430, bnc#304149, bnc#440853) - libusb-1_0, libusb-compat: Update.