Zikula progress

David Nalley david.nalley at fedoraproject.org
Sat Jul 18 14:19:38 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Paul W. Frields<stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:44:21PM -0500, Ian Weller wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 07:21:09PM -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> > I got a couple steps further on Zikula, after I fixed my system from
>> > being bitten by a missing nss-mdns.x86_64 package:
>> >
>> > * Ian Weller got me briefed on how to do a good package review these
>> >   days
>> >
>> > * Got a package review done for David Nalley (php-File-Bittorrent2)
>> >
>> > * Started working on Mediashare module
>> >
>> > * Buffed up on how to package phpSmug properly
>> >
>> > Not as far as I would have liked to get, but per usual I had to fight
>> > my way past ignorance and inexperience to get there.  The good news
>> > is, I'm ready to do better work this weekend if time allows!
>> >
>> Stuff I got done:
>> - rebuilt the FE-ZIKULA dependency tree so that dependencies are in the
>>   right places
>>   - (please don't just tag everything related as FE-ZIKULA, if something
>>     is blocking a review request or the like set that as the blocker)
>> - started working on MediaAttach and reached a level of doom emphasized
>>   by licensing (noncommercial crapola) issues and bundled libraries
> The licensing situation in some of these modules is pretty ugly, no
> doubt.  It's a great thing that the Zikula guys are working with us to
> resolve them, but I hope we can get traction soon since we'd like to
> have our system off the ground in August.

And while they hate the pain of the work involved. they do realize
that this is beneficial to them. They are essentially getting a
licensing audit for free. And just as we are getting help from them,
we are returning that help.

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