Welcome to the project!
Here are a few things that you will hopefully find useful.
First of all, if you haven't already, don't forget to set
your .forward file on mail.opencsw.org.
We have a new set of build machines, with more on the way.
Information about what we have so far, is on our
build machines page
This is what it's all about!
You'll probably want to follow the walkthrough
carefully, and use the CSW package creation wrappers. Trying to do
everything manually, is more headache than neccessary, since there are
a few things that need to be done in order to maintain consistency
all the CSW packages.
You'll need to make
sure your package installs things according to the filesystem layout
guidelines. And of course, dont
forget to revisit the general standards page
Maintainer self info page
You may want to customize your own maintainer web page. You can do this
creating $HOME/public_html/bio.html on the webserver.
[note: This feature may be broken, as of Aug 2008, until the new
webserver is fully re-integrated with things]
The file can
contain just a plain paragraph of text, or it can use full HTML markup.
You can also create photo.png. Please make it 50x80 pixels, or at least
have it look good when scaled to that resolution.
(the HTML code will tell the browser to scale the image to that res)
If you go on vacation, please note this in your page,
in case some kind
of critical bug comes up in your package while you are away.
Package maintainers mailing list
You will automatically be added to the package maintainers mailing
time you have a question about making a package, or a suggestion for
package creation in general, send it to the list.
Once you find out what the address is, do not publicise it.
We like to stay spam-free.
Ideas for new packages
Interesting in helping out even more? Dont forget to check out the package request
page. There is a mail alias
for that, if you would like immediate notification when someone
a new package.