On 4 January 2016 at 09:08, Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I think we are ready to publish experimental/beta/pre-view packages of
Cockpit for Debian somewhere, but we don't really know what the best
approach would be.
We are making weekly releases and automatically push them to a number of
places, like Fedora 23, a Docker container, or a Fedora COPR (same thing
as a Ubuntu PPA, afaik).
Do you have ideas for how to extend this to include Debian?
I think a PPA is currently the best option to provide high-frequency
releases. For debian there will be a similar thing, but it is still
vaporware at this point.
Could we get Cockpit into Debian experimental easily, for example?
This should be doable. None of the issues mentioned in #3202 would be
blockers for uploading there. Things that are blockers:
1. We need a proper debian/copyright.
2. Solving the bundled-js problem. Alternatives:
a. Copying system-provided js libraries at build time. Unlikely to
be done in the short-term, due to the many dependencies.
b. Providing the required js in the dist tarball, ideally making
sure that make clean does not remove them (ie, allow building twice in
a row). This requires documenting the license of all bundled js
dependencies in debian/copyright.
I have yet to try the merged packaging, I hope to do this soon.