Re: XS-X-Vcs-XXX field not (yet) announced
On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 12:37:20 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli <email@example.com> said:
> On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 04:09:11AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> The role of arch is to make life easier for me, the developer, not
>> to fit some arbitrary criteria like all projects must be
>> describable by a single URL. If you think lacking that
> You are stretching the intended meaning of the field. It it not, at
> least in my mind, intended to be "a description of a project". It is
> intended to be a pointer for package users to know where to look.
> Nothing more than that.
That is not what I said. the field, used as in my example,
provides enough information to checkout a working copy of my flex as
packaged for Sarge, and you can create a local read-only version, or
crete a mutable branch, merge back with me, or ask me to pull from
you, help in collaborative development, of just look at the history
and run annotate or whatever.
I do suggest you read up on distributed VCSs and get a feel
for how differently a distributed schema works than the old
centralized ones did.
O'Reilly's Law of the Kitchen: Cleanliness is next to impossible
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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