For a few years I've been working on an open source project .
I've built up quite a community (not much on G+ yet), but the project is at the point where is can be really useful to the opensource community at large.
I've been looking at what's needed to get into the major distributions repositories. It looks like I've got two options.
* Learn each distributions packaging rules; generate a package in their style; get sponsored as a maintainer; and then jump through all the submission hoops required to get included.
* Or, persuade a maintainer for each distribution, to package and submit to their own repositories.
So, my first question is: is the above correct, or have I missed a route?
I've not got the time or the inclination to learn a different system (not only the packaging, but their submission rules) for each distribution - I'd rather be supporting the community I currently have and developing new functionality for the product. So my second question is: Where do I find distro package maintainers, and what are they looking for from a project in order to commit time to package it?
Thanks for any insights.
#opensource #packaging #debian #ubuntu #fedora
We've added some great stuff this last cycle. Thanks to everyone who contributed. Here are some highlights:
* Auto detect similar documents, offer to 'tag' and 'title' new docs for you.
* Privilege assignment by username and password.
* Added Dutch translations.
* Can now scan in colour.
* Detail page now has a 'print now' button (for scans and jpeg imports).
* Increased the max number of scanning pages to 30 (from 10).
* Deprecated location based privilege assignments.
* Improve scanning performance.
* Application and install, now honours GNU autotools --prefix option.
* Tests no longer need special permissions to run.
* Web application is now session aware.
* Stubbed out many external libs for testing (performance).
* Localisation is now much easier.
* Cleaned up homepage.
Visit the download page on the official website and give it a try. Everything is explained from there.
At present, I do not recommend using this version on a production system, but, performing an upgrade on a current system (copy of) is something I'd really like to hear about.
Otherwise, have fun, I hope you're really going to enjoy the new features.
openDIAS (Document Imaging Archive System) provides document imaging with OCR. You can scan documents (with SANE) or import ODF documents, and then assign tags. It can store all your letters, bills, statements, etc. in a convenient, safe, and easily retrievable way.
The openDIAS project is a new OpenSource offering to bring professional document scanning and storage utility to the home user.
There are various ways to contact us. Here on G+, or see other options at: http://opendias.essentialcollections.co.uk/involved/