Orphaned SoundConverter

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 20:36:06 UTC 2015

On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:02:02 -0500, Tonet Jallo wrote:

> I always use soundcoverter, and i want help to mantain it, what i need to
> do?

Well, what do you think you could do?

There are various forms of package maintenance, such as:

1. Simply creating RPM packages for upstream's releases, forwarding all
bug reports to upstream.

2. Creating RPM packages based on upstream's source code, regardless
of whether it's an official release or a snapshot from the revision
control system or something with added patches, plus contributing
debugging and patches and/or forwarding bug reports to upstream.

3. Co-maintaining a Fedora package with other people, distributing
the various tasks among the team members: packaging, testing, debugging,
fixing bugs, communicating with upstream, handling Fedora bugzilla
tickets, handling updates and upgrades, cherry-picking of patches found
in upstream's SCM system or in other public places, keeping an eye on
build/runtime requirements, keeping an eye on upstream development.

Packaging requires getting familiar with RPM and Fedora's documentation
for members of the "packager" group:

Things a potential contributor/maintainer could examine:

* http://soundconverter.org/
* https://github.com/kassoulet/soundconverter
* state of the Python 3 code base
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/soundconverter/+bugs?orderby=-id&start=0
* soundconverter's dependencies in the Fedora package space

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