Packaging Request For Folding

By | 2008/01/19

If you’ve followed this blog over the last six months you probably know I’ve been developing a little piece of software that facilitates in installing (and MUCH more!) the Folding @ Home distributed computing project on Linux machines.  I’ve had a great lot of fun writing and developing this software, and based on the number of emails I’ve received on the topic many of you have found it useful as well.

I would very much like to see this packaged and available in time for Ubuntu 8.04 in the Ubuntu repositories, but I’d even settle for dropping it in my PPA on Launchpad.  The only problem is I can’t seem to wrap my poor head around package creation.  I’ve tried and tried, and I’ll keep trying but in the meantime I’d really appreciate a volunteer stepping in and throwing it together for me.  Perhaps even documenting for me how it would be done so I could continue to handle it in the future.

If you’re up for it please contact me and let me know.  The current stable is 0.6.1 available here.

5 thoughts on “Packaging Request For Folding

  1. Dennis K.

    I’ll package it, but please make it available as a .tar.gz file to avoid a minor packaging hassle.

  2. Dennis K.

    Initial packaging done — where can I send it? 🙂

  3. henriquemaia

    That is a great idea. I’m a fan of folding (your instalation program) and it would be very very nice to have it on the repos.

  4. Christer Edwards Post author

    @Dennis – shoot it over to [email protected] I suppose.

    Thank You

    …if you could outline the steps you took to package it so I can maintain it in the future I’d *really* appreciate that.

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