I intend to intend to package pump.io for Debian. It's going to take a
long time, but I don't know whether that's weeks or years yet. The
world needs decentralized social networking.
I discovered the tools that let me create this
wiki summary of the progress in pump.io packaging. There are at
least 35 dependencies that need uploading, so this would go a lot
faster if it weren't a solo effort - if anyone else has some time,
please let me know! But meanwhile I'm hoping to build some
I think it's important to keep the quality of the packaging as high
as possible, even while working through so many. It would cost a lot
of time later if I had to go back and fix bugs in everything. I
really want to be running the test suites in these builds, but it's
not always easy.
One of the milestones along the way might be packaging
nodeunit. Nodeunit is a Nodejs unit testing framework (duh), used
by node-bcrypt (and, unrelatedly, statsd, which would be pretty cool
to have in Debian too). Last night I filed eight pull requests
to try and fix up copyright/licensing issues in dependencies of nodeunit.
Missing copyright statements are one of the few things I can't fix
by myself as a packager. All I can do is wait, and package other
dependencies in the meantime. Fortunately there are plenty of
And I have not seen so many issues in direct dependencies of
pump.io itself - or at least they've been fixed in git.