Bug#609160: debian-policy: include DEP5
On ke, 2011-03-02 at 03:33 -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> > Updating the patch should, I think, be done
> > only after the draft is final and policy is ready to include it in the
> > package (even if only in the policy VCS repository).
> If you mean that there is no need to update to an intermediate
> version, makes sense to me. Anyway, getting any version ready to
> include in the VCS (on a branch) seems worthwhile to me, and after
> that, updating should be easy.
I don't think it makes sense to update to an intermediate version.
Keeping two versions of the draft up to date is not something that I
find a good use of my time, I'm afraid.
> Caveat: I am only guessing (and faintly remembering some discussion)
> about what formats are acceptable. I just started working through
> policy bugs a couple of days ago. So please do not trust me. :)
Then I'll wait until someone who actually knows tells me the proper
> I can try this weekend to write some makefile rules to build from
> docbook XML. IMHO it would not be worth it to couple this with
> converting policy.sgml itself.
It's unfortunate that docbook (in any flavor) is so tedious to work
with, both at the level of writing markup and the level of producing
readable formats from the markup. If it is absolutely necessary, I'll
use that, but I think it is a mistake for debian-policy to adopt docbook
in any form.
Perhaps it'd be easier to just use debiandoc for DEP5, for now.