XiVO client packaging, server source policy and packaging-farm updates
The resulting packages are then uploaded to a directory that depends on the operating system :
The Debian GNU/Linux packages are created by a custom script that builds the binary .deb file using the binary produced by the compilation. There is no corresponding source package. The MacOsX .dmg are created by a custom script.
Other XiVO clients
The XiVO web interface is made of a JQuery based webapp relying on web services provided by the XiVO server. It is not packaged on its own : when the user connects to the PHP based web interface (as found in the web-interface directory of the git repository) the browser loads it as a side effect.
The XiVO android client is packaged using the Eclipse based toolkit.
XiVO server packaging source policy
The XiVO server sources and the corresponding Debian GNU/Linux packaging instructions follow an undocumented policy. The SVN respository containing the packaging instructions is not published but it can be re-constructed from the Debian GNU/Linux directories found in the source packages of the XiVO Debian GNU/Linux repository.
- All packages authored by Avencall start with the pf- prefix (for instance pf-xivo-fetchfw)
- The Debian GNU/Linux package of third party packages (asterisk for instance) is a fork of the official package that may or may not be synchronized with it. In particular patches applied to the upstream in Debian GNU/Linux may or may not be applied in the XiVO distribution.
- A third party package source tree is made of (take a look at the
freeswitch directory of the git
repository for an example):
- tarballs that contains all past and current source archives
- fetch_tarball.sh that will get the latest source archive from the official source and place it in the tarballs directory
- Makefile.pkg that contains the name of the directory in the (unpublished) SVN repository containing the debian package (for freeswitch it is : DEB_PKG = "freeswitch")
- prepare_test_sources.sh is a script that:
- unpacks the source archive
- apply the patches (which may be in the debian directory or in the source directory) (freeswitch has no patch although it contains a call to quilt)
packaging-farm multi architecture support
A new release of packaging-farm was published Sunday 30 January, including the following features:
- Basic multi-architecture support : i386 and x86_64 are supported when running the packaging-farm on an x86_64 platform. It should ultimately rely on a slave virtual machine, either running localy or on a remote machine.
- Support for the currently active ubuntu releases.
It is still unclear how packaging-farm could be used to create multi-distribution and multi-architecture packages for XiVO and that will be my focus for the following weeks.</p>