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Merging forces with Utnubu (was: Re: [RFC] DEX - merging patches from derivatives into Debian)

Hello everybody,
mail CCed to the Utnubu mailing list, where some people were interested in
reviving the project.

On Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:06:21 +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> Inspired by conversations here, and with various people in person and on
> IRC, Stefano Zacchiroli and I have set up a new Alioth project called DEX:
> http://dex.alioth.debian.org/
> ...with an appropriately primitive website. :-)
> [..]
> The first DEX team is the Ubuntu one:
> http://dex.alioth.debian.org/ubuntu
> and a few developers have signed up to it already.  We've set a modest
> initial goal of clearing a queue of (years) old patches from Ubuntu, merging
> them into Debian where appropriate.  We hope to build on that with larger
> and more ambitious projects in the future, such as reducing the ongoing
> delta between Debian and Ubuntu.

Reducing the delta was *exactly* the goal of the Utnubu project.
Given that both of us seem to lack manpower, I'd suggest I shut the Utnubu
project down, redirecting people to DEX/Ubuntu.

I had started something already:


Which I believe would be one possible goal for the DEX/Ubuntu team (those
pages make queries to UDD, I'll check DEX's infrastructure on how to replicate

In the meanwhile, I'm adding myself to the list of participants :)


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