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    Default Question about contributing package

    I am really tired of opensuse using out of date packages(or not even offering them) and having to manually install/update themselves. It is especially irksome when the project has a history of pushing out barely usable beta packages on the more popular packages.

    What I am looking to do is add proper Ruby packaging. ie Ruby 1.9.3, Ruby EE, JRuby, up to date rails and other ruby gems. Although, to be honest there is really no need to even have gems in the repo as using gem/bundler is a far easier, flexible and more elegant approach over using Yast. 12.1 has Ruby 1.8.7 and Rails 2.3 for crying out loud. 1.8 is going to EOL this year and the 1.9.x branch has been stable for close to 2 years. Rails 3.0 came out a year ago.

    I have never done any packaging at all and would appreciate pointers in getting started.

    Thank you

    PS: Is there a way to specify package versions when searching without having to actually know the entire package name? The search functionality is so limited, a proper Ruby package may be available but it is impossible to create the correct search string for it.

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    Default Re: Question about contributing package

    Quote Originally Posted by Eiledon
    I am really tired of opensuse using out of date packages(or not even
    offering them) and having to manually install/update themselves. It is
    especially irksome when the project has a history of pushing out barely
    usable beta packages on the more popular packages.

    What I am looking to do is add proper Ruby packaging. ie Ruby 1.9.3,
    Ruby EE, JRuby, up to date rails and other ruby gems. Although, to be
    honest there is really no need to even have gems in the repo as using
    gem/bundler is a far easier, flexible and more elegant approach over
    using Yast. 12.1 has Ruby 1.8.7 and Rails 2.3 for crying out loud. 1.8
    is going to EOL this year and the 1.9.x branch has been stable for close
    to 2 years. Rails 3.0 came out a year ago.

    I have never done any packaging at all and would appreciate pointers in
    getting started.

    Thank you

    PS: Is there a way to specify package versions when searching without
    having to actually know the entire package name? The search
    functionality is so limited, a proper Ruby package may be available but
    it is impossible to create the correct search string for it.

    Hi
    Find the devel repository on the open build service, branch and update
    is the normal thing to do?
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...l:/languages:/
    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Buil..._Collaboration

    OBS won't be back online until tomorrow, there were some SAN issues
    with drives.
    https://build.opensuse.org/

    Not sure who the ruby maintainers are, but that would be your best port
    of call (again once obs is back) to see what's up. Else you can always
    post on the factory Mailing List;
    opensuse-factory@opensuse.org - Discussion about development versions
    of openSUSE.
    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mailing_lists

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    Default Re: Question about contributing package

    Thanks.

    I guess I don't need to do much. Too bad the build service search functionality isn't pure ****, I should have been able to find them through it.

    Still, there is no reason why the OSS repo doesn't have them.

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    Default Re: Question about contributing package

    Quote Originally Posted by Eiledon
    Still, there is no reason why the OSS repo doesn't have them.
    Hi
    True, however they may be lacking in maintainers hence no updates into
    factory in time for the release....?

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    Default Re: Question about contributing package

    On Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:36:03 +0000, Eiledon wrote:

    > Still, there is no reason why the OSS repo doesn't have them.


    http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Maintenance_policy under "Version
    Updates" explains the current policy somewhat. Basically, the policy is
    that versions are not updated within a release of openSUSE - stability is
    preferred over bleeding-edge-ness of packages.

    If you want version updates, you might look at Tumbleweed, as the goal
    there is to provide a rolling release. Depending on your needs, that
    *may* fit them better.

    Jim

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