12 Jul 2017, 07:20

goiardi is in Debian stable

Following the natural progression of this post announcing goiardi being in sid, I’m pleased to note that as of a few weeks ago when Debian stretch was released as stable, packages for goiardi are now available from the stable repo. It was also automatically imported into ubuntu, and can now be found in universe for “The Zesty Zapus” (whatever that is) and “The Artful Aardvark” (which I do know what that is, although I’m not sure how artful they usually are).

Newer versions, of course, are available in testing and unstable, from the goiardi packagecloud repository, or by building from source, but it’s not a bad thing to be in stable too.

17 Nov 2016, 10:30

goiardi is in Debian sid now

In what I consider to be pretty cool news, due to the efforts of @JordiMallach goiardi is now in Debian sid. One assumes that ultimately it will get into the next version of Debian, unless something goes terribly wrong.

The packages at https://packagecloud.io/ct/goiardi will still be available, of course, if you choose to use them. The packages there will still be automatically built and uploaded when a new release is cut, but they’re built with fpm rather than having the more standard debian build files all nicely specified. The packagecloud packages also build packages for older versions of debian, in addition to the packages for ubuntu and CentOS, so those packages still have a place.

Whatever version’s in the debian repositories should, at least, be assured of being quite stable, so that’s a point in it’s favor. If, however, it starts feeling fossilized, then the packagecloud package stream will be available.