[OSGeo-Discuss] packaging mailing list

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 06:02:33 PDT 2013

Hi Daniel,

+1 on the "linux-packaging" name.


On 10/21/2013 08:19 PM, Daniel Morissette wrote:
> 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/
> Daniel
> 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

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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