Hi Andreas,

Il giorno Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:56:28 +0100
Andreas Tille <andr...@an3as.eu> ha scritto:

> Hi Antonio,
> 
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 10:10:35PM +0100, Antonio Valentino wrote:
> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "epr-api".
> > 
> > * Package name    : epr-api
> >   Version         : 2.2-1
> >   Upstream Author : Brockmann Consult <i...@brockmann-consult.de>
> > * URL             : http://github.com/bcdev/epr-api
> > * License         : GPL2
> >   Section         : libs
> > 
> > It builds these binary packages:
> > libepr-api2 - ENVISAT Product Reader API for C
> > libepr-api2-dev - ENVISAT Product Reader API for C
> > 
> > The package appears to be lintian clean.
> > 
> > The upload would fix these bugs: 606877
> > 
> > My motivation for maintaining this package is:
> > I would like to maintain packages for the specialized SW related to
> > SAR processing and Earth Observation that I currently use for job.
> > 
> > The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> > - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/e/epr-api
> > - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian
> > unstable main contrib non-free
> > - dget
> > http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/e/epr-api/epr-api_2.2-1.dsc
> > 
> > I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> 
> In principle I could sponsor the package however I think you should
> follow the advise given at
> 
>    http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis/InfoForDevelopers#Maintainership
> 

thanks Andreas, I think it is a good idea


> and use the Debian GIS developers list as maintainer and put yourself
> as Uploader.  I'm not sure about Debian GIS upload policy but in
> Debian Med we usually use
> 
>    DM-Upload-Allowed: yes
> 
> to enable DMs uploading packages.  (If you seriousely consider
> working on these packages long term which is what I understand from
> your mails you should definitely apply for becomming a DM / DD.)
> 

Ok, thanks


> Moreover I would like you to inject your packaging into Debian GIS SVN
> and set Vcs fields accordingly.
> 

Ok, if I understand correctly, as a member of the debian pure blends
team, I should already have commit access.
I wonder if I should ask to become a member of the Alioth Grass Project.

Sorry I'm still learning common practices of debian development:
inject means svn-inject, isn't it?

> BTW, lintian reveals some "Information" messages if started in
> nitpicking mode:
> 
>    lintian -i -I *.deb *.dsc
> 
> Perhaps you might consider fixing these as well.
> 

OK, I have already fixed the ones regarding package description and the
spelling error.
The one regarding library symbols is a little harder for me and I need
to read the documentation more carefully.

> Kind regards and thanks for working on these packages
> 
>      Andreas.

thank you

-- 
Antonio Valentino

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