Re: About new source formats for packages without patches
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Simon Richter wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:10:39AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Yes. I explicitly declined to add a Lintian tag warning about all use of
> > format 1.0 because I don't believe there's consensus to deprecate it. But
> > the request to note the format explicitly seemed reasonable to me.
> I think in the long run (i.e. squeeze+2) it will make sense to deprecate
> 1.0, as there is nothing that 1.0 can do that 3.0 can't, and being able
> to remove 1.0 support from the dpkg codebase then might be a good idea
> from a maintenance POV.
I have no plan to remove the support for format 1.0 (if only to be able to
unpack very old source packages). I might still want to deprecate the
format at some point in the distant future in the sense that it would
display a warning when building a source package using format 1.0 but
that's about it.
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