[OpenIndiana-discuss] Package lists

Alasdair Lumsden alasdairrr at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 23:34:46 UTC 2010

On 23 Oct 2010, at 18:22, taemun wrote:

> Tenzer and I spent a few minutes harvesting distrowatch, and now we have a
> shiny:
> https://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?key=tpU3GvToyo7F_zrxYIIla9Q&authkey=CLyhzsQD&hl=en&authkey=CLyhzsQD#gid=2
> <https://spreadsheets0.google.com/ccc?key=tpU3GvToyo7F_zrxYIIla9Q&authkey=CLyhzsQD&hl=en&authkey=CLyhzsQD#gid=2>(Select
> the DistroWatch sheet, if you don't go there automagically).
> We've also updated as much of the OI_147 column as we can.
> If anyone has any additions to that, can you please update it. I'll email
> distrowatch in a few days and have then update their page (it is missing
> many packages that we have).

This is absolutely fantastic work - thanks to everyone who has contributed to it :)

This is going to be very very helpful in guiding the future direction of OI from a packaging/software standpoint.

The next step is to split packages into:

1. Packages we have but that should be updated to a newer version
2. Packages we are missing, but want to add within 3 months
3. Packages we are missing, but want to add within 6-12 months

Then the rest can be considered packages that are nice to have, or not wanted/needed.

This will then allow us to focus on getting those packages added, and serve as a method of distributing the work. Guido (gber) is doing some great work with regards to an extras consolidation for this software to live in:


If anyone is interested in helping him with this please get in touch.

We can also provide zones on fast boxes for building if anyone wants to assist.



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