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Re: Brainstorm: derivatives integration into Debian infrastructure

On Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:14:01 +0100
Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 12:22:53PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:

> > So, this is a brainstorm thread about ways in which we can integrate
> > information about derivatives into Debian infrastructure. To start
> > us off I've added an idea (Planet Debian Downstream) to the wiki
> > page at [2]. If you have any more ideas based on the current
> > content of pages at [1] or can see some interesting information
> > that might be missing from the census template[3] please mention
> > them here or add them to the wiki page at [2].
> So, another one which comes to my mind (although I believe it's you
> mentioned it to me in the past) is PTS integration like what we are
> currently doing with Ubuntu. For maintainers, it would be a dream to


> Ideally, given that small derivatives are also likely to have less
> people power than more popular derivatives, we should also try to
> provide a software layer that enable to generate the needed
> information out of, say, an archive of Debian source packages. That

Ubuntus merge-o-matic (which iirc is being deprecated - can some ubuntu
person confirm?) generates lots of the metadata that would be useful
there, including the data that is imported for ubuntus entry on the
pts. I looked at customising it for gNewSense, but its hugely ubuntu
specific at the moment, so i moved on to other areas and haven't got
back to it.

> could probably come as a release of the source code of
> patch-tracker.d.o, after having made it independent of Debian (I
> haven't checked with Sean how much it is so, but is likely to have
> Debian-specific assumptions).

It seems to be pretty (very) generic, I'm about to try and set up an
instance of it now for testing.
Unforunately it shows all patches, so picking debian patches vs
downstream will be tricky.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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