[Vm-dev] Linux package maintainers need help (was Re: Can you launch a squeak image on an etoys vm in Ubuntu?)

Séverin Lemaignan skadge at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 21:08:21 UTC 2009


I'm not anyhow "skilled" in package maintaining, but I'm definitely
interested in helping for bug triaging + upstream contact concerning
the Ubuntu package (since it's my primary environment).

In any case, I've subscribe to the bug updates from Launchpad for
squeak-vm and squeak-image3.9

Btw, do you know why squeak is still in the Ubuntu multiverse repo? I
thought everything was free now...


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 20:35, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 03:19:45PM +0200, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> (Sorry, this is going to be a longer post, covering a lot of basics,
>> but I feel even most Linux Squeakers are unaware of how open-source
>> software actually gets to users in Linux)
> Bert,
> Excellent description, thanks for this.
>> Maybe having a mailing list specifically for maintainers would be
>> useful? But even just tracking down what packages are already out
>> there, who is maintaining them etc. would be very valuable. And
>> monitoring the bug trackers, participating on the distro-maintainers
>> lists etc. Here is just a short list for squeak packages in various
>> distros:
>> Debian:
>> http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=squeak-vm
>> Fedora:
>> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/squeak-vm
>> Ubuntu:
>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/squeak-vm
>> OpenSuSE:
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/smalltalk/openSUSE_11.0/repodata/repoview/Squeak-0-3.9.8-288.1.html
>> Gentoo:
>> http://gentoo-portage.com/dev-lang/squeak
>> Arch:
>> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=13021
> A mailing list sounds like a good idea. I would certainly want to
> monitor that list to understand priorities for things that might
> need to happen on the VM team, for example if there are are tasks
> with timing constraints driven by the various distro release
> schedules, or if certain bug fixes or enhancements should be
> given some extra priority.
> Of course I don't mean to suggest that the Linux distros should
> receive any particular priority over say the iPhone platform, or
> RiscOS, or whatever; just that right now I'm quite clueless as
> to what those distros need or what the deadlines are, so I think
> that your mailing list suggestion could help give us all some
> visibility to those requirements.
> Dave

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