IME Packaging Team
Salsa Project: https://salsa.debian.org/input-method-team/ Debian Input Method Team
User Guide: CJK Input Method on Debian Buster
Interacting with the team
Read the FAQ first: not yet implimented
Email contact: Debian Input Method Team <email@example.com>
Email archive: https://lists.debian.org/debian-input-method/
Request tracker: Please use Debian BTS for each package for now
Public IRC channel: Not-used at this moment
Work and coordinate to provide the good Input_method infrastructure to the Debian desktop.
Typical candidates packages are:
uim and its family of packages
fcitx and its family of packages
scim and its family of packages
The requirements to the members are the following (This is based on the de facto practice and only an tentative one.):
- interested in maintaining the good IME packages on Debian. (No need to have packages)
abide by the Debian Social Contract.
- willing to work with other people on the IME packaging team.
- communicate publicly on this ML or BTS of packages. (Along with the social contract #3: "We will not hide problems")
- Respect and follow the guidelines and best practices
- packaging activities
use utils package section for the IME main package and its plug-in packages.
(Do not use misc.)
subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org to be reachable (main communication channel)
- use the salsa service to create a Git repository to host your packaging activity under one of the following sites:
https://salsa.debian.org/debian (Debian group write accessible by all DD)
If this is used, add "Debian Input Method Team"(input-method-team) to each project repository via its side panel: Settings -> Members -> "Share with Group" tab.
https://salsa.debian.org/input-method-team (Debian Input Method Team site write accessible by all Debian Input Method Team member)
If this is used, add "Debian"(debian) to each project repository via its side panel: Settings -> Members -> "Share with Group" tab.
- In future, the whole projects belonging to this team will be set write accessible by all DD.
use git with gbp-buildpackge style archive organization, if possible. ( master + upstream + pristine-tar branches)
If branch name choices are different, add debian/gbp.conf file to the package.
If possible, use pristine-tar
- respect contributors who make high quality serious packaging activity.
If you only update packages by using uscan mechanism and applying contributed patches, you should ask such a contributor to lead the maintenance. (I know it is hard to find such a contributor.)
- packaging style
dh $@ style (post-dh7) must be used in debian/rules
- multi-arch support as much as possible.
- plugin-executable location coordination:
For ibus-family packages, multi-arch-forein plugin-executable programs need to override the default with LIBEXECDIR=/usr/lib/ibus/ (please note there is no arch name)
If you wish to join, please get salsa.debian.org account and request via its web interface at salsa and also send your message to the mailing list.
https://wiki.debian.org/Salsa (general guide for salsa system)
https://salsa.debian.org/input-method-team (click "Request Access" button in the top section of the page)
- "Maintainer" for active member (last 2 years)