[ros-users] Call for Openni2 PPA maintainer

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Thu Apr 23 23:28:46 UTC 2015

Hi Jochen,

On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 11:10 AM, Jochen Sprickerhof via ros-users <
ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:

> [could you please only reply to the list, I'm subscribed ;) ]
> * William Woodall <william at osrfoundation.org> [2015-04-22 16:21]:
> > I do want to reiterate what Tully said "[we are looking for someone who
> > is] willing to setup a PPA on Launchpad and maintain a backport". The
> "and
> > maintain a backport" is the part that we're most interested in. If you're
> > offering to do that then that's awesome, otherwise we still someone to
> > claim it. Maybe someone can help by co-owning the responsibility.
> Never mind. I will take care of them, in case there is a change in the
> Debian package (I don't think there is much to do anyhow).

Thanks for volunteering. I'll setup an import of the PPA you've setup.

> > Well I would like to remove any barriers that you can find and point out,
> > but we've designed the system to be quite flexible. Often I find it is a
> > matter of not knowing how to do it rather than it cannot be done. Please
> > ask questions when you run into road blocks.
> Sounds good. Should I send a pull request against rosdistro with the
> git-buildpackage repos, or do you have a test system where I can try it
> first?

We do have a test farm setup though it is using the live rosdistro
repository. However for these changes I think that will be fine as we will
need to standup a parallel distro such as 'utopic-backports' for each
targeted platform.

Lets follow up in more detail on the ros-sig-buildfarm:


> Cheers Jochen
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