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Old 02-01-2008, 12:16 AM
Charles Plessy
Default How to cope with patches sanely? -> Tentative summary on http://wiki.debian.org/debian/patches

Le Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 11:52:28PM +0100, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Steve Langasek wrote:
> >No, but I think it's a *bug* that this is not the common case. If more
> >packages were maintained in distributed VCS, it would become practical to
> >consider publishing official "Debian" branches in an organized fashion,
> >keeping them synced with the maintainer's branch and letting NMUers push
> >their own changes to the Debian branch so that they're trivially mergeable
> >by the maintainer with full change history.
> Well, I have no personal experience with other VCS than CVS and SVN
> but I see some sense behind your arguing and I'm perfectly willing
> to enhance my skills if I see some kind of master plan behind it
> to enhance Debian in general.

Good morning, afternoon or evening everybody,

In order to help the master plan to be prepared, I tryed to update the
summary of the discussion in the wiki:


Of course, please feel free to rephrase, reorganise, complement and
alter the page.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wakō, Saitama, Japan

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