What is DebianGis ?
The goal of the DebianGis project is about improving Debian to make it the best distribution for Geographical Information Systems applications and users. A good deal of GIS related softwares and libraries (e.g. GRASS GIS, GDAL, and PROJ.4) are already present in Debian. Thanks to efforts of the DebianGis team, we currently have many exciting GIS packages in Debian's main archives. Other programs are well along their way to being included in the archive.
The coordination of this project happens on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. You can subscribe to it by using the form available here. Public archives of the list are at the same place. A list of SVN commits, bug reports, and uploads is available on the email@example.com mailing list, which is generally used by developers for keeping a record of work done. The developer list is GIS-generic -- the "pkg-GRASS" name is a historical artefact from the birth of the project.
We host a Subversion (SVN) and a Git repository for team maintenance of packaging chores on Debian's Alioth server:
Team Policy: https://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/policy/
Git repositories: https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-grass/
SVN repositories: https://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-grass/
UbuntuGis is a page that collects GIS-related information for the UbuntuLinux distribution. UbuntuGIS is not an actual project for maintaining GIS packages like DebianGis. Similar projects are conducted by a few other groups. See OSGeo Distribution Special Interest Groups for more information.
Mailing Lists -- the mailing lists used for coordinating the project
IRC: #debian-gis on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Debian GIS policy explains the packaging rules (put this under your pillow if you want to work on Debian GIS packages)
Packages List -- list of packages in, or proposed for, Debian
see also: The DebianGis packages thermometer
The repository and backports -- get the latest DebianGis packages hot off the press or modern packages built for older versions of Debian
Reporting bugs -- how to report bugs about DebianGis packages.
PostGIS updating hints -- how to approach updating postgresql and postgis to newer versions
The DebianGis Manifesto -- first announce of the DebianGis Project
Live images -- Test the GIS tools in Debian using a live boot
Debian Meteorology -- Debian Meteo has some support packages in common
Moving SVN to Git repositories -- Notes about migration
Incoming transitions -- roadmap for future changes of main packages.
Hot News -- latest news from development team
Live interfaces to the DebianGis package development SVN repositories
Live interfaces to the DebianGis package development Git repositories:
Developers Information -- information for packagers and developers
Packaging status -- The DebianGis packages thermometer
A todo list -- list of ideas
HDF5 related stuff -- status of HDF5
Grass Project -- the Debian Grass GIS Project on Alioth
GDAL Packaging -- A few comments about the GDAL packaging
GDAL and ECW/MrSID -- Some notes about ECW/MrSID plugins
DebianGis Status -- Add news about DebianGis here as drafting for regular announcements to the general world
Sponsoring requests -- Page for sponsoring tracking