Well it’s the last day here at Ubuntu Live and things have gotten much more quiet. Today is limited to the tutorials, which it seems many people opted out of. I wanted as much geek as I could get, so I’m here for all I can. Things that I’ve picked up this morning after the “Debian Packaging” tutorial.
- Participation in packaging is not nearly as easy as it could be. One great way that we can make Ubuntu better is by keeping better on top of improving existing packages, but also incorporating new packages. As if 21,000+ packages were not enough, there is still plenty we can add. To do this we need more participation, which is not as easy or as clear as it could be. I’m going to see if I can work with some people on fixing this.
- Debian policy and history, while important, make for a confusing tutorial. I came to the tutorial with packaging questions but, sadly, think I left with even more. Again, the packaging system (mainly documentation and participation) can be improved upon, and I’m going to see what I might be able to contribute there.
If you would like to participate in packaging leave a comment or send me an email. If I am able to come up with some kind of step-by-step on participation it would be great to involve as many people as I can in the process.
I’m now preparing for the ‘dash & bash’ tutorial on scripting. Hopefully I learn some cool new tips here.. and learn to maybe clean up some of my scripts