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Filed under: moap — Thomas @ 11:12 pm

2007-8-8
11:12 pm

While doing various tasks around the house and ripping CD’s I have from bands playing at next week’s Pukkelpop festival I’ve been tackling some simple moap bugs so I can do a next release.  I’ve reworked a patch Tim sent in (a project starts getting fun when outside people start contributing and send in patches, making it heaps more easy for you to actually get stuff done if you just have to review and adapt patches), fixed another one of the bugs he filed, and fixed a bug for Philippe who seems to think French is a perfectly fine language to run a computer in.

In fact, for the first time I’ve picked a milestone date for 0.2.6 so I can coax other contributors like Marc-André Lureau into getting their patches ready for this Saturday.  He has been doing work on the git and git-svn VCS backends.

In related news, I talked to Martyn Russell (who works on maintainer.py) while at GUADEC to see if we could possibly merge our efforts.  I was specifically avoiding copying any functionality maintainer.py provides until I had some time to discuss this idea with Martyn himself.  I don’t want to jump the gun but  we agreed on merging the projects and should now figure out the practical details.

On my side, it probably involves changing the logo and moving SVN and Trac to Freedesktop, a more neutral ground.  This means I have to double-check with people like Daniel who have an aversity to SVN, but hey, I should be able to be FDO’s Subversion bitch right ?

After that, it’s a matter of bringing all of maintainer.py’s functionality under, for example, a “gnome” subcommand.

I’ve also had some interest expressed from people hacking on Gentoo, Debian, KDE, and Nokia to integrate some stuff into moap, but we’ll see how that pans out when we get there.  It should in fact be easy to extend moap by dropping in additional command classes, so I guess I should make that possible in the future.

In related news, my Practical Project Maintenance talk at GUADEC went fine for a first version, and seemed to be well received.  I’ll write more about that in my GUADEC wrapup, but for the people who asked me for the slides – I am going through Flickr withdrawal, I have all the links from where I got the photos and should now figure out if I can actually use them in the presentation or ask for permission if not.  I’ll get going on that this week.

3 Comments »

  1. Feel free to maintain SVN for us, if you want …

    Comment by daniels — 2007-8-9 @ 12:32 am

  2. ACK dude, I’ll do my best :)

    note: I would love that some Debian guy review the debian package I did, and sponsor it.

    – URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/moap
    – Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    – dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/m/moap/moap_0.2.5-1.dsc

    Of course, I will update it this we, after the release!

    Comment by elmarco — 2007-8-9 @ 2:57 pm

  3. Thomas, did you get to upload the slides somewhere?

    Comment by Dimitris Glezos — 2007-9-6 @ 10:11 pm

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