Re: [all candidates] on distribution-wide changes and scalability
On 15/03/13 at 19:41 +0300, Moray Allan wrote:
> In my platform I suggested that we might make distribution-wide
> changes quicker by more vocally authorising NMUs to help with
The current NMU guidelines discourage fixing cosmetic issues or
changing the packaging style in an NMU. The reason for that is that
such changes are often a matter of taste (though there are exceptions,
such as the standardization of debian/control fields - going from
X-Vcs-* to Vcs-*).
Could you give examples of specific distribution-wide changes that you
think we should authorize via NMUs?
For example, would that apply to debhelper -> dh conversions? To 1.0 ->
You also missed one interesting question in Stefano's email:
> Bonus point: if you think any of the above is good, how do you think we
> can decide to go for it? (chicken and egg FTW)
Specifically, how do you think we can decide to authorize NMUs for a
specific distribution-wide changeover?