[packman] New packages for packman (Walter Fey)

Walter Fey dl8fcl at darc.de
Thu Aug 3 20:53:50 CEST 2017


it is better to end this thread.

I do not intend any longer to submit my hamradio packages to Packman. In 
order to free the limited resources of PMBS  the packages will be 
removed very soon from my home project.

I will continue to update all packages necessary for my daily "busyness" 
as hamradio operator in my home project at the openSUSE build service. 
But I will not continue to maintain the hamradio project and remove 
myself as user/maintainer. If somebody is interested to do this work in 
future he can contact the remaining users/maintainers.

My suggestion to the Packman Team is to rework the point "What is the 
Packman team doing" on your homepage. I understand the text "More 
specifically, we do so for software that is not shipped as part of 
distributions or that are shipped as an outdated version."  that the 
hamradio packages would fit exactly to this.

For openSUSE it would be better to find somebody who is able and willing 
to maintain the hamradio packages. Very often, when I talked to other 
hamradio operators, they told me that openSUSE is no solution for them, 
since there are no hamradio packages available like for Fedora and 
Ubuntu. They always were astonished to hear about the hamradio project. 
To publish these packages in official releases is a good idea as long as 
they are kept really up to date. Very often, only the latest code from 
github or sourceforge.net fulfills this. For example, hamlib has to 
support transceivers/receivers, which are new on the market, as soon as 
the update is available at 
https://github.com/N0NB/hamlib/commits/master. A step back to the last 
release, as it was done in hardware/sdr, was a bad idea. Fldigi should 
not be a standalone package in a distribution. All Fl... packages from 
http://www.w1hkj.com/ should be published together, since they all work 
together as a NBEMS /(Narrow Band Emergency Messaging S/oftware) suite.

73, Walter DL8FCL

(73 = Ham lingo for "best regards." Used on phone, morse and digital 
modes toward the end of a contact bettwen hamradio operators) - 

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