[Bug 639148] New: Request to host new project: frogr

  sysadmin | Git | unspecified

           Summary: Request to host new project: frogr
    Classification: Infrastructure
           Product: sysadmin
           Version: unspecified
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Git
        AssignedTo: sysadmin-maint gnome bugs
        ReportedBy: msanchez igalia com
         QAContact: sysadmin-maint gnome bugs
      GNOME target: ---
     GNOME version: ---


As suggested by Claudio Saavedra, I'm formally asking for the possibility of
hosting my project 'frogr: flickr remote organizer for GNOME' in the GNOME
infrastructure, so here you have the needed info about it:

Name: 'frogr'

Description (as it was described at the request to package it for Debian [1]):
"Frogr is a small application for the GNOME desktop that allows users
 to manage their accounts in the Flickr image hosting website.
 It supports all the basic Flickr features, including uploading
 pictures, adding descriptions, setting tags and managing sets."

 * Website: http://code.google.com/p/frogr

 * Tarballs for the last release (0.3):

 * Upstream code (currently at gitorious): http://gitorious.org/frogr

 * Some distro-specific packages:

Why to include it?

After checking the ProjectPrerequisites wiki page [2], I think this project
would match the prerequisites because:

 * It's Free Software, licensed under the terms of the GPLv3 (for the
application itself) and the LGPLv3 (for the bundled-in library developed along
with it, not released separately yet) licenses.

 * It entirely uses GNOME/GTK+ technologies, strictly depending on Glib, GTK+,
libsoup2.4 and libxml2 only.

 * Even if it's being developed mainly in my spare time only (which is not a
lot lately), the project started back in April 2009 and already has 3 releases
out ([2], [4] and [5]), the last one just some weeks ago [4]

 * "To the best of my knowledge, it doesn't infringe any patent" :-)

Current last version of frogr is just an flickr uploader with some nice
features (such as adding to albums) that were not present in prior releases
(due to using another dependency, no longer present in 0.3: libflickcurl), but
I'm planning to release in the following weeks the 0.4 version [6] (as soon as
I have properly tested and stabilized it), which I've been working hard on
during Christmas holidays to make it a really complete app for interacting with
flickr from the GNOME desktop. And that's yet another reason why I'm asking for
this right now: I'd love to be able to have frogr hosted in GNOME by then, as
simple as that :-)

[IMPORTANT] About my (not existent yet) gnome.org account:

Back in March, I went through the NewAccounts section [7] and filled in the
Mango form [8] to request a .gnome.org git account to commit changes directly
to epiphany, as I started to work on WebKitGTK on a daily basis and would find
handy to be able to directly commit to ephy whenever a patch was created
because of my work there in WK world.

Back then, I asked for 'msanchez' as the username and filled the rest of the
fields accordingly, sent the form and confirmed the request when received a
mail in my INBOX, right after that. However, I never got any feedback about my
request, so I asked ephy maintainer (Xan Lopez) after reading the FAQ [9], but
he said that there was no mail from the Mango system at his INBOX and the
process got stuck there.

Fortunately, at the end I did not need the git account as much as I thought for
epiphany, but I'm afraid the process remains stuck (and I dare not to fill the
form again, since it's very clearly stated I shouldn't do that) and perhaps you
could find any trouble while creating now an account, in case this request got
approved, for me to move my project to GNOME. So that's why I mention it.

So, that's all. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long report. Don't hesitate
to contact me in case of having any doubt

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=607889
[2] http://live.gnome.org/ProjectPrerequisites
[6] http://gitorious.org/frogr/mainline/blobs/master/NEWS
[7] http://live.gnome.org/NewAccounts
[8] https://mango.gnome.org/new_account.php
[9] http://live.gnome.org/MangoFAQ

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