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Re: QA-process for new packages

On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 10:09, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 09:01:08 -0400, Michael Tiemann wrote:
> > > > Silke, I'll volunteer to be one of your reviewers.
> > > 
> > > Good to hear that. Though, Silke's packages are held up by packages
> > > at the bottom of their dependency chain, e.g. shapelib:
> > > 
> > >   https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=920
> > > 
> > > That package blocks four other tickets, so one would guess the
> > > packagers would try to get it released with higher priority. Would be
> > > much appreciated to get your comments there.
> >
> > Please tell me what I need to do.  If I need to be a package reviewer
> > for shapelib, I'll do that.  If I need to lobby people inside Red Hat,
> > I'll try to do that.  I think it's hugely important that Fedora be a
> > good host for GIS software users and developers.
> [Actually, this particular package is called "proj" (shapelib is
> another one in the dependency chain).]
> Bug 920 would need somebody to answer the questions raised in the
> last comment and preferably post a GPG clearsigned approval in
> accordance with the fedora.us package submission and QA policy
> ( http://www.fedora.us/wiki/PackageSubmissionQAPolicy ). [1]

Hi Michael (& Michael),

As someone relatively new to packaging, thank you for the discussion on
how to get software into Fedora Extras.  I'd also *very* much like to
see Fedora become a good distro for GIS (and climate and weather and
ocean modeling).

And as the NetCDF and NCO package submitter, I'm dedicating a few hours
every week to work on updates and QA.  Hopefully, I'll get faster as I
get more experience.  So please keep the reviews coming!  I promise to
enthusiastically [not reluctantly! ;-)] make changes when the
suggestions make sense.


ps - It would be great to have an OPeNDAP (formerly "DODS") RPM 
   (or collection of RPMs since it has many components) for 
   Fedora.  Is anyone else interested in tackling this large-ish
   package?  Or has someone already done it?


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