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Bug#1007717: Native source package format with non-native version

On 2022-03-16 15:29 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> In practice, the vast majority of packages are maintained in git on
> salsa.  The maintainers use those git repositories as the PFM.

> but almost everyone is already treating git as primary.

Is this definitely true? For example: I know I'm not doing this. I did
try, and I do have some git repos on salsa, but I've mostly given up
with it all and stuck with uscan and tarballs and quilt (and my trusty
'packages' directory). It's much easier for me. (The salsa repos that
exist for my packages are not canonical and often stale).

I'm sure Ian is right that there is a trend towards git from tarballs
and dscs, but I just question whether we know it is 'the vast
majority'? Are there really now very few maintainers using the
'classic tooling'? How do we know?

Principal hats:  Debian, Wookware, ARM

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