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Whatpulse 2.xx with an Debian repository?
05-23-2013, 08:07 PM
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RE: Whatpulse 2.xx with an Debian repository?
Thanks for your answers.

I'll just put something like this in the license field for now, let me know if you want to have it changed:
Quote:Files: *
Copyright: © 2013 WhatPulse
License: Closed-Source
WhatPulse is distributed as closed source freeware, which may be used
free of charge. It is provided as an pre-compiled binary, without the
source code.
It'd be nice if you could write up a short license that grants rights to use and redistribute the binaries free of chrage, but it isn't really required.

Creating a Debian package isn't very hard, but it requires some know-how (documentation is available here). Usually, it consists of a source package, which contains the source code, scripts to build it and some metadata (mostly about which binaries should be installed where). The source package is then compiled into one or more binary packages, which contain only binaries and a list of required libraries (along with some other metadata). Those are then put in a repository, from where users can easily install the binary packages and all their dependencies using the standard tools (if they've configured the repository, of course). I'll push the source packages I created for WhatPulse to https://github.com/oxan/whatpulse-debian once they're ready (they just extract the binary from the .tar.gz instead of compiling it from source).

Generic Linux package will probably be a lot different; I don't have any experience with them.
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