The issue about debian.net voting to get the new debian package. The current one is about the “status” and this is because of the current status of the Debian Packaging Meeting. The current status is that we have a new Debian package and it’s not the same as the previous one.
As we’ve said before, Debian.net’s voting system has not been updated in a long time. The reason for the delay is that we need time to implement the new package, so we need to wait a little longer to get the vote going. We’re glad to have the new package in Debian stable, but as of now it’s not the same as the previous one and the status is different.
The reason for the delay is that we need some time to install the new package and get things going. We also need time to prepare the votes, so we’ve had to postpone the meeting for 1 week.
Debian is voting on which package will receive the official Debian/Ubuntu package name next. The package is called debian-voting, and its primary purpose is to help Debian users learn about the package voting process, as well as to provide a way to keep the voting up to date.
I have my fingers crossed that the package will be ready and voted in before the meeting, since Debian is one of the most important package management projects on the planet.
The meeting will be held on the evening, September 12th, so you will probably have to wait until then to find out if your favorite package has received the official Ubuntu package name. And if you like, you can look at the packages from the meeting in the Debian Wiki.
As with all Debian packages, the Debian package version number will be used to track the development of the package. This will provide a way to keep the voting up to date.
The meeting won’t be much fun either because of the ongoing issues with the name of the package, and because whoever won the vote on the package name is likely to be a part of Debian’s packaging team. In fact, who’s going to be the “official” name-giver is anyone’s guess.
The package name will be “Debian Package Name:”. In the future, if Debian decides to use the same name for more than one package, they should add the “:” to the end of it. If there is a need for a different package name, the “:” should be added to the end of the previous name.
Okay, so we have a package name issue. If you’re going to name a new package, it should be a descriptive name, like “MyNewPackageName”, not a name that includes a word like “package”. There have been plenty of Debian Package Names that have included “package”.
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