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Re: Looking for co-maintainer for mercurial


On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 08:11 -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Tue February 26 2008 6:55:53 am Ondrej Certik wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Edward Allcutt <ema29@srcf.ucam.org> 
> wrote:
> > >
> > >  So that would make hg the only VCS package maintained in a VCS inferior
> > >  to itself? :P
> >
> > That's because hg-buildpackage is not really used much in Debian and
> > also it seems noone is interested in it much, see also this bug or
> > rather a wish:
> >
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=448444
> >
> > that I reported 4 months ago with no response at all.
> It is a valid point that you can reconstruct the upstream branch just from 
> the tags.  But Mercurial in-tree branches are not at all the same as Git 
> in-tree branches, and don't really lend themselves to this sort of 
> development process as easily.  In Mercurial, you are really encouraged to 
> have the separate branches as separate dirs on disk.  I think there are a 
> few things that hg-buildpackage does which git-buildpackage doesn't yet, but 
> nothing significant.
> I simply hadn't had the chance to think about that deeply yet.
> But I am now in the process of moving my Debian packaging work from Mercurial 
> to Debian.  If you, or someone else, would like to take over 
> hg-buildpackage, please contact me.

Taking over hg-buildpackage seems interesting to me.


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