Le lundi 11 juillet 2011 06:52:58, Ben Finney a écrit : > Gary Briggs <email@example.com> writes: [SNIP] > > > 1) Obviously not appropriate in the general case, but I could do a > > major new release, since I've added a couple of big features since the > > last deiban package. > > A new release of the same upstream version? Sure, but any changes would > be distinct from the upstream version still. As you are both upstream and maintainer of this package you can perfectly do this, unless you think the changes are not worth a new upstream release. > > > 2) Re-package the current package, but include the one patch, and ramp > > the debian version suffix [to 0.16-2] > > That sounds like the right option. The patch can go in ‘debian/patches/’ > until upstream releases a new version which incorporates it. Agreed. Even when you are upstream, if the changes are too minor and you don't want to do a new upstream release, then it's the way to go. > > > 3) Re-package at the current version and ramp the debian version > > suffix, but include the patch directly in the source; basically, > > change the main source tarball to be the current svn version. > > That would be a lie: you would be claiming the source is what upstream > calls version 0.16, but it's not. No need to call it version 0.16. He can call it 0.17~svn1 or 0.16+svn1 and do a snapshot of the SVN, as he mentionned. > > > Of course, that would include the major changes I've made since I > > officially released 0.16... > > If you've been making changes that make your release different from the > upstream version, they should be applied as patches to that version. > > Please don't modify the source of an already-released version directly > to apply your changes. > > > I suspect that the best answer is #2, but that feels a little hokey > > when I'm the upstream as well as the package maintainer. > > You need to wear different hats :-) > > For more on how to be an upstream which makes Debian's work easier, see > <URL:http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide> and especially > <URL:http://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide#Releases_and_Versions>.
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