[OSGeo-Discuss] Distribution Special Interest Groups

Silke Reimer Silke.Reimer at intevation.de
Thu Mar 9 06:21:16 PST 2006

On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:30:40AM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Silke Reimer wrote:
> >Furthermore right now there isn't any infrastructure to work on one
> >package with a group of packagers.  In debian GIS there has been set
> >up a CVS repository to coordinate this task. Something similar for
> >Fedora, SuSE etc. could be very helpful.
> Silke,
> I quite agree.  I would add that having various packagers communicating
> in the Debian GIS list has been very helpful at resolving inter-package
> issues, and avoiding conflicts.  Also, I think having a discussion area
> for Debian GIS (a mailing list) has provided a place where some
> upstream maintainers have been able to interact a bit.

Yes, indeed. This has been a great value of Debian GIS.

> My hope is that within EOGeo we could in the short term do two things.

Are there concrete plans? What are the obstacles to start with it
now? And do you really mean EOGeo or OSGEO?

>  o Have a mailing list and "special interest group" for packaging
>    in general.  This would pull together people doing packaging in many
>    environments for discussions, and hopefully also pull in upstream
>    maintainers from some packages.  This is a bit like the "packagers
>    BOF" I held last summer.  

Sorry, I think I missed this. What is BOF standing for?

>    Get discussions going between folks on
>    different platforms and different approaches.  Also provide a forum
>    for feedback to upstream maintainers on best practices and so forth.
>  o Setup a mailing list, web page and other resources specifically for
>    the RPM oriented linux world.  Or possibly this would just focus on
>    RPMs for Fedora Extras.   The goal here might be to be able to point
>    end users to a collection of up-to-date, and properly interlinked
>    packages for the foundation projects and other projects of interest
>    in our area of interest.  The foundation could easily host services if
>    desired.

Many greetings,


Silke Reimer   : www.intevation.de/~silke | GISpatcher: www.gispatcher.de
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