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Re: gnome-orca version policy?


On 19-09-17 04:53, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 1:46 PM, Paul Gevers <elbrus@debian.org> wrote:
>> Can't we find an easy way to have these delta's within the package? I
>> believe there is some trick to apply patches only in Ubuntu (not sure
>> how stable that is, but I'd like the discussion).
> Yes, this can be done by adding debian/patches/ubuntu.series that
> lists all of the patches that need to apply on Ubuntu.

I would hope there is a solution that applies them on top of the series
that is applied in Debian.

> The tricky part to remember is that if you add a patch to
> debian/patches/series, you will probably want to add it to
> debian/patches/ubuntu.series or Ubuntu won't have that patch applied
> there.

Because then the biggest risk is that a patch doesn't apply anymore but
one would notice that due to FTBFS.

> I can do this if there is consensus that we want this. The Debian
> GNOME team is a bit hesitant about this strategy but it may not be a
> big deal if this package is mostly maintained by the Accessibility
> Team.

But, if it is the best we have, I rather have that then a delta with
Ubuntu that is only this small. So I agree as well. Maybe we can do
something smart in the clean target and fail if e.g. the Debian patches
aren't all in the ubuntu.series and/or test that the full series can be
applied (yes ugly, but proving we aren't neglecting it).


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