[OSGeo-Discuss] packaging mailing list

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 08:40:01 PDT 2013

Hi all,

There have been some IRC discussions between Fedora-GIS and openSUSE Geo 
maintainers to join forces (as possible) regarding the packaging of 
geospatial applications.

We feel that such packaging projects (DebianGIS, UbuntuGIS, ELGIS, 
Fedora-GIS, App:Geo, Arch AUR etc)  could at least share patches, 
workarounds, ideas, maybe even some code (especially when being on a 
common RPM or DEB format).

Then we thought: What if there was a common mailing list that all 
GNU/Linux packagers could join and discuss? And who would be better to 
host such a list than OSGeo?

So this is the proposal: Lets create an OSGeo "packaging" mailing list 
and lets work together. At first we can announce new packages being 
created for every distro out there. Then perhaps we can share some 
tickets etc.

We *know* that every distro has its own ways of doing things and we are 
not proposing merging, but collaborating as much as possible...



Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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