On Sat 30 Mar 2013 20:23:20 Joachim Langenbach escribió:
> Dear debian kde team,
> 
> asking on debian-mentors list for an sponsor for my library, they gave me
> some advices and the hint to ask someone on this mailing list. Since I
> have fixed nearly all mentioned issues, it is now time for asking again.
> 
> The library is a Qt based library, with the main goal to provide a platform
> independent and common API for using KDE libs or Qt only. For example it
> provides a QFileDialog replacement, which uses the KFileDialog when KDE is
> enabled or QFileDialog if not. Also the KDE mimetype system can be used. It
> also provides many base classes, which might be useful for some projects,
> like a SQL database setup and backup wizard, a sql query thread and some
> chart widgets.
> 
> The packages can be found at http://ftp.engsas.de/stable/debian/6.0. There
> you'll find the following 5 binary packages (beside the sources):
> 
> - libengsas0                           The libengsas Qt only version
> - libengsas0-kde                    The KDE version of libengsas
> - libengsas0-common            The shared stuff of libengsas and
> libengsas-kde - libengsas0-dev                    Development files for
> both libengsas libs - libengsas0-dev-doc             API documentation of
> libengsas
> 
> The remaining lintian errors are related to the symbols. I have added
> symbol control files for the binary packages with shared libraries and
> distributed the detected symbols from dpkg-gensymbols as they provide
> them. But actually I'm getting the error
> 
> symbols-file-contains-current-version-with-debian-revision
> 
> but there is no debian revision in the symbol files.
> 
> I'm appreciate for any help!
> 
> Nice easter holidays and kind regards,
> 
> Joachim Langenbach

Hi Joachim!

Please first allow me to say that I'm not really interested in this lib 
*myself*. I've done a little research and found that you are upstream of the 
lib [1] (cool!) and also the thread you mentioned on mentors [2].

Here are some questions I would like to make you:

- Is there already any app depending on this lib which you would like to 
upload to Debian too? if so, which app is it and what does it does?

- How stable the API is?

- According to [0] you don't actually maintain any other package in Debian. 
Packaging libs it's not an easy task, and it's usually not recommendable for 
packaging begginners. Please note that I'm not implying that you are one, but 
[2] suggest so :-)

Knowing this information will allow me (and maybe others) to analyze if 
libengsas is a good candidate for being included in Debian.

Kinds regards, Lisandro.

[0] <http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=joachim.langenbach%40engsas.de>
[1] <http://en.engsas.de/libengsas>
[2] <http://debian.2.n7.nabble.com/RFS-libengsas-packages-td2876707.html>

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Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
http://perezmeyer.com.ar/
http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/

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