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Re: Packaging new software


Hello, Jonathan.

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is there some reason we can't do something like
>   cd ~/Projects/ubuntu-manual-saucy
>   make
>   make package
> and have a script create the relevant packages for all currently
> supported languages of the Ubuntu Manual, automatically?

The only reason at the moment is because no one's taken the time to
learn how to do this.

> Q1. Is this list of "currently supported languages or "currently
> finished translations" for each release of the Ubuntu Manual stored as a
> file within the bzr tree?

Your best bet is to check out the list of downloads on our website:

> Q2. Is everything needed to build the Dutch manual in the bzr tree, and
> tagged ready for release?

I'll let Hannie field this one.

> Q3. Other than the PDF of the Manual, what files do we want added to the
> binary packages concerned?

You'll want to add icons (which I can provide) and a .desktop file so
the manual will show up in the dash.

> Q4. Can we automatically extract author and editor (and translator)
> names and contact information from the source files of the Ubuntu
> Manual, to create the debian/copyright file correctly?

Yes, we should be able to do this. I'm happy to help out with it.


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