[packman] Better Linux packages for Jalbum

David Ekholm david at jalbum.net
Mon Apr 27 13:32:52 CEST 2009

Hi. I was contacted by a Linux user (MonicaW) who was missing a Jalbum  
package for openSUSE. We're the makers of Jalbum - one of the world's  
most popular software titles for making web photo albums (http://jalbum.net 
). We would very much like to provide better Linux packages than  
the .bin file we provide today (including Ubuntu if possible).

Monica told me this was the address to turn to for assistance on this.  
For each release we put together a special package for Windows  
(an .msi package), for Mac we put together a .dmg file, but for Linux  
we're still relying on the old .bin scripts that InstallAnywhere spits  
out. We also manually put together a .zip file. Perhaps you can help  
us maintaining better Linux packages by baseing yours on this .zip  
file? Jalbum is freeware and is to a large extent LGPL licensed. It is  
also based on a number of Apache and LGPL licenced open source  
packages. In the .zip file we have a "license" subdirectory with more  
details on those components.

The current zip file is located at http://jalbum.net/download/Jalbum8.2.8.zip

What is your comments on this? We will pass you a set of .PNG icons in  
different sizes if that is helpful.

/David - Jalbum's founder

Vidarebefordrat brev:

> Från: Monica Wallek <monica at wallek.com>
> Datum: må 27 apr 2009 01.25.24 GMT+02:00
> Till: David Ekholm <david at jalbum.net>
> Ämne: linux packager contact info
> wow. After more digging and two referrals, I have an email address  
> for you to talk with a Linux packager!
> packman at links2linux.de
> I know the Packman repositories handle openSUSE and they address  
> other rpm packaging as well.
> RPM covers openSUSE/SUSE, Mandriva, fedora, red hat and so on.
> Possibly handles DEB (debian, and all the ubuntu flavors too.)
> Spouse considers them "trustworthy". Could be a "one stop" packager  
> for you.
> Likely they'll need your license terms, relevant files to be built  
> into the package(s) and the software description, etc.
> If they ask, as of Apr. 26, there were no current packages listed in  
> the openSUSE web pin repository search for "Jalbum" or "jalbum".
> Frog meet gecko, moon, hats, and maybe gears and spiral. :)
> smiling,
> MonicaW

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