Debian OCaml Task Force
A collaborative effort to maintain Debian packages related to the OCaml programming language
Website: OCamlTaskForce (this wiki page)
Alioth Project: http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-ocaml-maint/
Documentation: see more stuff below
Unix group: pkg-ocaml-maint (on Alioth only)
Interacting with the team
Email contact: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Public IRC channel: #debian-ocaml on irc.debian.org (OFTC)
Joining: wanna join us? you are more than welcome! please send an introductory mail to our email contact above, and then request to join the Alioth Project using the legacy GForge mechanism
Sylvain Le Gall (gildor) is an alioth project admin, contributes/uploads team packages,
Stéphane Glondu (glondu, sgnb) is an alioth project admin, contributes to team packages and team-wide packaging tools and information pages,
Mehdi Dogguy (mehdi) is an alioth project admin, contributes to team packages and team-wide packaging tools and information pages,
Nicolas Dandrimont (olasd) contributes to team packages,
- add yourself here if you are a contributor of this team
Former active members (emeritus):
Stefano Zacchiroli (zack) was a leading member, an alioth project admin, contributed/uploads team packages, took care team-wide packaging tools and information pages,
Samuel Mimram (smimram) was an alioth project admin, and contributed/uploaded team packages, took care of team-wide packaging tools and information pages,
All team members are listed in the developer info box on the alioth project page.
The Debian OCaml Maintainers Task Force is up to package OCaml-related programs and libraries in Debian, to make as easy as possible the usage of such pieces of software.
Our usual activities include both routine packaging and maintenance of OCaml-related software and formalization in our policy of best practice for the OCaml packaging in Debian.
Get involved / future work
policy related stuff
OCaml backports coordination page: OCamlBackports
what about a camlp4-misc package?
essay on OCaml link-time compatibility and Debian dependencies
superseded by JFLA 2010 paper: Enforcing Type-Safe Linking using Inter-Package Relationships
OCaml-related packages in Debian distribution are quite a lot, here you can find some resources to monitor them:
Package Entropy Tracker for OCaml Team's packages
build order (.txt only)
We wrote a policy establishing best practices for packaging OCaml-related software in Debian. It is available both in HTML and plain text formats. It can also be found in the `ocaml-base-nox` package on your filesystem.
Version Control System
Most of our packages are maintained using Git, more specifically with git-buildpackage (for building), git-import-orig+pristine-tar (for upstream tarballs) and git-import-dsc (to acknowledge NMUs). Our repositories are available on Alioth (pkg-ocaml-maint group). You can browse online our repositories, or check one out using the dom-git-checkout script (from the dh-ocaml package).