Re: DEX update and next steps
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 09:25:16AM -0400, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:40:59PM +1030, Karl Goetz wrote:
> >> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:32:28 +0100
> >> Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > The collection of patches we swept in ancient-patches is a relic from
> >> > a time when both Debian and Ubuntu had less infrastructure for patch
> >> > tracking. The correct thing to do now in Ubuntu is to use the
> >> > "submittodebian" script which does all the right things automatically.
> >> >
> >> > In other words, we shouldn't have to deal with random patch files
> >> > lying around anymore. :-)
> >> Are there many of these sort of scripts? If they could be adapted by
> >> other derivatives it could help their forwarding of issues too.
> >> thanks,
> > There's a discussion about merging these tools into Debian in
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/03/msg00394.html
> > Though it seems there are some obstacles. :-/
> Just in case people didn't already know, the tools are actually
> already in Debian. They're in the ubuntu-dev-tools package:
> The discussion was about merging things that aren't Ubuntu specific
> into devscripts or other more appropriate packages.
Oh, thanks for the correction. I didn't realize ubuntu-dev-tools was in
Several of the tools there could probably be generalized for other
derivatives where necessary.