Re: About new source formats for packages without patches
On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:18:30AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2010, Niels Thykier wrote:
> > That being said, I would (as it is now) actually prefer that it was
> > just a helper tool that from a VCS could derive a source package of
> > existing format. That would probably also increase the adoption rate,
> > since existing tools would work with those formats.
> The (theoretical) format that I gave as example was precisely this: it
> generates a "3.0 (quilt)" source package using a VCS repository as input.
I guess what we should have is additional line in it or additional file
to record vcs used for packaging which will not interface with the basic
operation of other tools. We have now (as I know from typical
what's wrong with having another. Some tool may use it ... some can
Anyway, with 3.0 format, we are moving away from diff format to allow
binary image without awkward hack. This is good. We now have packaging
data stored in separated and standardized for easy inspection with
intuitive structure. These are the plus for everyone who have extra
time to update package. (We should not force such update because we are
PS: Making distribution wise change for consistency has been challenge
for Debian. We have been slow. That is good in some way...