Skills reviewing potential packages

Which members of the Open Labs community have had experience building packages (e.g. Fedora RPMs, Debian) or at least reviewing source code for licensing concerns and potential packaging?

Would anybody be interested in learning about this and helping review a couple of potential packages?

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Hey @pocock,
I don’t have any experience but I would be interested in learning about this :slight_smile:

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@Xh3n1 great, is there any particular piece of software you would be interested in starting with, or would you like me to suggest a couple of things to look over? Is there anybody else interested and would you like to have a hackerspace meeting to look over some packages together?

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Hey @pocock I would like to learn about this, but I don’t have any experience. We can talk about this when you come back on September if it is possible. :slight_smile:

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Hey @pocock https://forum.openlabs.cc/u/pocock I would like to learn
about this, but I don’t have any experience. We can talk about this when
you come back on September if it is possible. :slight_smile:

@silva.arapi is already reviewing one very small package, Telify, if
anybody else wants to look at the same package please feel free to do so
and ask questions here in this topic.

Another one that is not in Debian yet is CardBook: for this plugin to
become a package, it would be necessary to check the source code and
license. As it is also a Mozilla plugin, it is much the same as
checking Telify. It would also be interesting to compare it to the
default Address Book window in Thunderbird and explain the relationship
between them.

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Another possibility with CardBook: how well does it work with NextCloud and is it the optimal solution for Thunderbird with Nextcloud?

Hey @pocock,
I think CardBook would be a good software to start with. As far as I know Nextcloud works well with CardBook since the Contacts app of Nextcloud is based on the CardDAV and vCard standards.

@Xh3n1 would you like to try and test it and share any observations about how it works? There is a well known problem in the basic Thunderbird address book: it only supports two email addresses for each contact - does CardBook have the same problem, or does it replace the address book completely?