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Re: New Thread : Gnokii in Ubuntu repo's

From: Pawel Kot
Subject: Re: New Thread : Gnokii in Ubuntu repo's
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:26:39 +0200


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 02:45, Michael Hutchinson
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Why is this not possible?

Because of the process.

> I discussed this with the Ubuntu package maintainer for gnokii-smsd, and I
> understand that I can go through a process called "Stable Release Update"
> and this will allow a later gnokii version to be added to the Universe

When I discussed this few years ago I got a clear message that if
there are new features in new version (that is not only bugfixes)
that's NO-GO because all the distribution needs to be retested and
some other dependencies to be recompiled. Especially when we bump the
version of libgnokii.

> repository. I was going to go through with this yesterday, but it sounds
> like I may need to backtrack and do more testing / bug reporting first - I
> don’t mind doing any of this if it gets a later gnokii version in the
> repo's.

Well, reporting that tool is not usable maybe good, but still I'd say
that could be tough to get through the process. And in fact the
version to be released next week would be a big step forward (there
are serious problems with 0.6.28)

> I don’t know much about PPA's, but would be happy to help where I can. I
> shall get up to speed with what is required for this and see if I can get it
> happening.

PPA is actually the way upstream provides the bleeding edge versions.
There are even manuals for that but I didn't manage to get through.

take care,
Pawel Kot

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