[Chicago] fishing for talks

Garrett Smith g at rre.tt
Mon Nov 2 16:45:26 CET 2009


On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Pete <pfein at pobox.com> wrote:
>
> On Nov 1, 2009, at 8:07 PM, Tal Liron wrote:
>
>> * Packaging Python for Debian/Ubuntu
>>
>> I'd give an introduction to the whole Debian distribution system, which is
>> actually pretty neat, and show you how to push your Python app into a
>> Personal Package Archive (PPA) on Launchpad, which is not neat at all and in
>> fact is an undocumented abyss teeming with poisonous, man-eating crocodiles.
>> I'll save you from the crocodiles.
>
> -1 This sounds more like a talk about Debian/Launchpad than Python,
> something that's going to to be of limited interest to a large %age of our
> audience.
>
> If it can be made to focus specifically on Python issues (ie, how do you go
> from a distutils/setuptools install script to a .deb?), I'd be more
> amenable.

Heh, heh, another opportunity to disagree with Pete :)

I'll +1 this -- it's got plenty of Python and Tal will make it interesting.

Garrett


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