[josm-dev] new package repository for Ubuntu
dapal at debian.org
Sun Dec 25 08:42:32 GMT 2011
On Sun, 25 Dec 2011 05:59:17 +0100, Paul Hartmann wrote:
> On 12/25/2011 02:01 AM, David Paleino wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 14:19:25 +0100, Paul Hartmann wrote:
> >> there's now a JOSM apt repository for Ubuntu. It provides two packages:
> >> josm
> >> The tested version
> >> Replaces the package from the official Ubuntu repository.
> > Why would one need such a package? Isn't the official "josm" package good
> > enough? What problems does it have?
> I'm not aware of any problems.
> The repository on josm.openstreetmap.de is only for users who want the
> latest "josm‑tested.jar", the very next day after it's release. It is an
> alternative to the various update scripts.
..or you can just join the Debian OpenStreetMap Team, and co-maintain josm with
> From time to time we have to react to events in the OSM world (new
> imagery, license change, ...). In these cases people rely on the new
> features pretty soon. JOSM is developing fast - I would never start a
> version that is one year old, except for bisecting a bug. :)
> Therefore the Ubuntu distribution model with fixed versions for half a
> year isn't really suitable for our project. (May be different on Debian,
> where you can install from "unstable" (?).)
Truly speaking, you could this in Ubuntu too -- just add the "newest"
repository, and pin josm to be installed from there.
In unstable I upload the package as soon as I get some spare time _and_ I
notice there is a new version -- that usually means that JOSM in Debian can be
at most 2-3 days delayed from upstream. Unless major problems happen :)
> PS: I "borrowed" the start script, man page and menu file from the
> Debian package, hope that's Ok.
As long as your debian/copyright contains the right information, sure :)
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