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Nicolas Valcárcel 11-21-2007 06:12 PM

RFC: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging (Was: WANTED: Merging Recipe!)
 
I've write a recipe (or kind of) some weeks ago, you can found it on my
blog [1] if you find it usefull just ping me and i'll be glad to copy
it to the wiki :D

[1].- http://nvalcarcel.aureal.com.pe/?p=146

On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 12:14 +0100, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> On Mi, 2007-11-21 at 12:00 +0100, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> > I'm working on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging and
> > would love to link to a Merging Recipe on
> > http://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Recipes
>
> After a short discussion with Emmet, we agreed that every merge is quite
> different from another and that helping out with merges requires too
> much packaging knowledge from new contributors.
>
> I'll turn this thread into a plea for help with reviewing the page and
> making it really useful.
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Daniel
>
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Morten Kjeldgaard 11-22-2007 12:48 PM

RFC: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/Merging (Was: WANTED: Merging Recipe!)
 
> There is also http://dad.dunnewind.net/universe.php which, while unofficial,
> has the advantage of having comments so people can give status of what's
> going on.
>
Which actually illustrates my point: there's dad and mom and revu and
wiki and launchpad and a number of other ad hoc services only known to
the especially initiated developers and some which duplicate functions
of others.

Even though I am not a great fan of LP, it would make sense to transfer
the task of at least some of the "ad-hoc sites" to there. For example,
when generating the list of packages that need merging, it should *in
principle* be possible to report these *automatically* as "Please-merge"
bugs in LP, so the workflow could pivot around that. That would get rid
of mom and dad for starters.

I realize that the workflow has probably evolved slowly along with the
MOTU population, but take this as a "fresh look" at the process. It
needs to be revised IMHO.

Cheers,
Morten


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