[New software] openBmap logger (GSM positioning)
onen.om at free.fr
Sun Mar 1 17:10:36 CET 2009
Stefan Schmidt wrote:
>> It is Python based, so the files in the package are the source file.
> Yep, I'm aware of that.
>> You will find in the package everything needed:
>> source code, desktop file, images, glade file, authors, licenses, etc...
> Yep, this is also known. It's not the first software I bring into OE which then
> builds such ipk's :)
Don't get me wrong. I know you have much deeper knowledge than I have in
Python, ipk, and OE. I must admit that as I was writing the answer, I
was thinking: that cannot be what he wants from me, I must be missing
his point. I meant no offence.
> Let me explain my point a bit more. You are writing the software and releasing a
> new version when you think new features are implemented or bugs are fixed. In
> the FOSS world is is normally done as atarball that includes all the source
> files ready to build. Now python has nothing that needs compiling but it still
> needs to get packaged in a way that makes it easy for user to install it. You
> have done this yourself when preparing your ipk.
Ok. I thought the ipk would be sufficient. Now I understand what you
> But this package may need adjustment from time to time when other parts of the
> system change so it is always good to build it together with the rest of an
> image and have it in the so called feeds where the user can easily install it
> over the package management.
> That's what I like to do for you. You have more or less the same setup as the
> cellhunter game: Python scripts, desktop file, icon, etc.
Sure I know how much better it is to have the software in the feeds. And
I thank you for helping me with this!
> I just packaged this and Sebastian provides an tarball with all the files flat
> in the dir with package name and version and OE takes care of the rest.
>> If you need a tarball, I will try to put something together out of my freerunner
> Hmm, you have no kind of version control? Let me say you that this is a bad
> habbit. Learned my lesson. :/
I did not have a public one. I wanted to have something sufficient,
clean and stable enough, before going public. But I was away from my
computer for some days, and only had access to my freerunner or the ipk
on the website.
> Back to the point. Yes, I would need a tarball, or a public available SCM. For a
> tarball please use something like this as name:
For what I have understood, you would prefer a SCM. And now that first
release is out, the first point on my TODO list was exactly that. You
will find a git tree at:
I have two question about this:
* is it good enough as it is for you?
* is there anything I could do to ease your work of pushing to OE
(structure, names, ...)?
When this will be "validated" by you, I will tag it 0.1.0.
In case of, I also updated the download area of SF, with the tar.gz file:
> Which then should contain a directory with the same name but without file
> Inside this dir just put your files and I take care that they are installed
> properly within the ipk.
> Stefan Schmidt
Thanks again for helping!
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