[OSGeo-Discuss] packaging mailing list

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Mon Oct 21 10:19:30 PDT 2013

Hi Angelos,

I like the idea. If the goal is to focus on Linux packaging, then 
perhaps the list should be named "linux-packaging", to leave room for 
other lists for other platforms if/when needed (e.g. windows-packaging).

FYI, once you are ready you should create a SAC ticket to have the list 
created, using the "System Admin" component at http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/


On 13-10-18 11:40 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> 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...
> Thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Angelos

Daniel Morissette
Provider of Professional MapServer Support since 2000

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