Debian Bug report logs - #572484
RFH: movabletype-opensource -- Movable Type and OpenMelody packaging

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:42:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#572484; Package wnpp. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFH: Movable Type and OpenMelody packaging
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:52:05 +0000
Package: wnpp

Hi,

I'm looking for help, possibly in the form of members of a new alioth
team, to carry on maintaining Movable Type packages in Debian.

Movable Type is a perl-based blogging platform, which has been in
existence for nearly 10 years, first as a proprietary package, and
in recent years as an open source project.

Currently testing has MT 4.3, and stable has MT 4.1.

Upstream have recently released MT 5, which I suspect will best suit
a parallel packaging effort (eg as movabletype-opensource5) to avoid
having a potentially immature package in squeeze, as well as to ease
the lenny->squeeze transition for people not wanting current features.

Upstream are rather unclear about general support for the open source
version of this so we need to be flexible in how we support this 
application in Debian. Based on recent correspondence on the mtos-dev
list, however, it was suggested that MT4.3 would receive bug fixes
and security support for a good while yet.

It's possible that we should use volatile and/or volatile-sloppy
for support of this software (given that upstream don't have clearly
defined stable releases series other than the current latest and
greatest).

In addition to Movable Type itself, there is a commuity fork of MT4
named OpenMelody which may yet prove to be the best way to support this
platform in Debian in the longer term, but that is not yet ready.

When it does become sufficiently mature to consider packaging, work
will be required there too.

So if anyone would be interested in helping out with this effort,
or have any other comments on the best way to make this software
available to our users, please drop me a line.

Cheers,
Dominic.`

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#572484; Package wnpp. (Mon, 24 May 2010 12:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 12:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 572484@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
To: Martin Zobel-Helas <zobel@debian.org>, 582724@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Junya Namai <junya@iaman.net>, 572484@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#582724: New upstream version available
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 13:11:44 +0100
On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 08:20:24AM +0200, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:

> according to upstream's website the 5.0 series is available since January 5th,
> with a bug fix release 5.02 on May 11th.
> 
> I would really like see the 5.0 series in Debian!

Work on this is ongoing (see also #572484). I will be importing
the old sources into alioth soon, and looking at Junya's work on MT5.

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#572484; Package wnpp. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:15:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:15:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 572484@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
To: openmelody@googlegroups.com
Cc: pkg-mt-om-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org, 572484@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Debian packaging
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 19:14:21 +0100
Hi all,

I've already had brief email exchanges in private about this, but
I'd like to encourage anyone who is interested in helping with Debian
packaging work for OpenMelody (or MTOS, for that matter) to one or
more of the following (according to enthusiasm :)

- sign up at <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-mt-om-devel>
  for general discussion
- take a look at <http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-mt-om/movabletype-opensource.git>
  as a base for Open Melody packaging
- fork that repo and hack. Note: if you would like to host it on alioth
  -- I'll want to maintain it there ultimately -- request to join the
  project at <https://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-mt-om/>)

I would like to package OpenMelody, as well as keep up to date on MTOS
packaging, but realistically I'd be grateful for any help. I'm not
particularly deeply involved in the software, I'm just the mug that
decided to package MTOS when it was first open sourced :)

For people not familiar with Debian packaging, I will do my best to
answer targetted questions, but please do try and have a look through
the packaging documentation at <http://www.debian.org/devel/> first :)

Cheers,
Dominic.

-- 
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Changed Bug title to 'RFH: movabletype-opensource -- Movable Type and OpenMelody packaging' from 'RFH: Movable Type and OpenMelody packaging' Request was from David Prévot <david@tilapin.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 17 Apr 2011 03:21:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
You have taken responsibility. (Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #22 received at 572484-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li>
To: 572484-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Superceded by RFA
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 16:10:28 +0000
This bug is superceded by the RFA #657240, so closing.

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Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 11 Mar 2012 07:40:16 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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