[quote=“FuzzyBear, post:5, topic:3738”][quote=“peerchemist, post:4, topic:3738”]Thanks for putting this up, I have tried to initiate this quite some time ago but I have failed to create any momentum.
I have started creating Debian packages for Peercoin: https://www.peercointalk.org/index.php?topic=4411.0
This will cover Debian, Rasbian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other .deb based distributions.
Next on my list are: Fedora, OpenSuse and ArchLinux
I am quite able to cover all of this alone, but due to limited spare time I would like to see one or two community members jumping in to help maintain at least.[/quote]
If you can outline what needs to be done, i am more than happy to help out as best I can to get this moving along.
First things first, from packager point of view our official git repository looks amateurish.
If we ever want to enter Debian (and so Ubuntu) repository - https://github.com/ppcoin/ppcoin repository must be in complete order. Especially stuff in “contrib” directory.
That means we have to do manpages, config files, licence files, systemd files, debuild scripts… I can handle systemd, debuild and @lambda will do manpages. Overall this is quite a lot of work and it will take us some time to get everything in order.
After that is taken care of, we need to ask Sunny if he will remain on this ancient bitcoin branch or will he move to newer one (0.8.6 for example). If he will move over to new branch I advise that we wait until that happens to avoid duplicating our efforts.
There is number of inconsistencies with source code in general, I can name few from top of my head now:
- Coin is called “Peercoin”, yet makefile will spit out binary called “ppcoind” and “ppcoin-qt”
- main .pro file for QT wallet is called “bitcoin.pro”
- COPYING file which acts as main licence file is done “pro-forma”