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From Wido den Hollander <>
Subject Re: Ubuntu/Debian packaging progress
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:22:34 GMT
Hi all,

During the IRC meeting today Chip asked me if I could update the list 
about the packaging progress since it's important for the 4.1 release.

Yes, we are aware that Apache projects do source releases, but having 
the stuff in place to actually generate working packages is something we 
should do imho.

Anyway, my $dayjob is taking a lot of time and I didn't get to this.

But since Chip pointed me to it again I picked it up again and worked on 
it a bit the last 2 hours.

The packages are now prefixed with cloudstack-* instead of cloud. This 
is to prevent any name conflicts with other packages and also to make it 
more clear.

This is still very early work and the packages are not in a state yet 
where they can be used, it's just for testing.

I'm aware that the feature freeze for 4.1 is coming up and QA for 4.1 
has to start. Having good packages will make QA much easier. The upgrade 
path from 4.0 to 4.1 will also have to be tested which is more complex 
due to the package renaming and squashing. (less packages).

The current progress can be tracked at:

As you can see, we've been kind of idle.

Next week Hugo, Noa and I will meet up at Build A Cloud Day in Belgium 
and hopefully we can make some good progress that day.


On 01/09/2013 11:04 AM, Wido den Hollander wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was contacted by Noa Resare from Spotify (you might have seen him on
> the mailinglist) regarding the Ubuntu and Debian packaging progress.
> He volunteered to help with fixing this packaging the right way, but we
> stumbled upon the problem that he doesn't have commit rights, this
> prevented us from working in the "packaging" branch.
> After a Skype conversation yesterday we decided to fork the CloudStack
> repo on Github[0] and work there.
> I know it's preferred that development stays at the ASF repo, but it
> would mean that Noa would have to sent everything in patches to me and
> I'd have to apply them.
> With this e-mail I want to let people know that we are working on
> CLOUDSTACK-756 [1] on that Github repo.
> Afterwards we'll rebase and merge everything into master so that we have
> new and shiny packages for the 4.1 release without WAF.
> I'll make sure we'll keep Hugo in the loop since he's doing the RPM
> packaging which shares a lot with the DEB packaging.
> Questions or remarks?
> Wido
> [0]:
> [1]:

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