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Re: DEX update

On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 08:08:33AM -0500, Nathan Handler wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 6:07 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> wrote:
> > = Ubuntu: big-merges =
> >
> > Based on discussion at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, the consensus was that
> > this should be our next primary focus.
> >
> > The mission is to identify the top N packages in terms of the
> > size/complexity/agony of the delta between Debian and Ubuntu, and do
> > whatever is needed to bring the packages into sync.
> >
> > Because I'll be changing jobs and moving countries soon, I'm not in a good
> > position to lead this project, but I would really like to see it happen.
> >
> > This project needs a champion!  It could be you!  Will you volunteer?
> Generating a list of the top N packages in terms of size is easy
> enough to automate. Complexity/agony is a bit more subjective, so that
> would probably need to be done by hand based on feedback from
> developers who have helped with such merges in the past. I would be
> more than glad to take care of setting us up with a nice list of
> packages that should be worked on, documenting the work (procedure)
> that needs doing for each package, and sending out some emails/blog
> posts to get people involved.

Thanks for being willing to help with this!  If you could make a first pass
(mostly automated) based on diff size, and post the results, then we could
pick over them together and choose the most promising packages to focus on.

 - mdz

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