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Uploaded developers-reference 2.5.0 (source all) to master


Format: 1.5
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 00:03:43 -0500
Source: developers-reference
Binary: developers-reference
Architecture: source all
Version: 2.5.0
Distribution: frozen unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Adam P. Harris <aph@debian.org>
 developers-reference - Debian Developer's Reference
 developers-reference (2.5.0) frozen unstable; urgency=low
   * move to 3-level version number:
     top-level version number probably won't change for a whil, it is the
     "major", the second-level number means significant content changes,
     and the third-level change means corrections and minor improvements.
     Since this version has significant content changes, we are now 2.5.0.
     Since I'm going to put porter instructions in the next major rev, that
     will be 2.6.0...
   * use new <package> tag where appropriate (Ardo, you rock)
   * replace 'm86k' with 'm68k'
   * rename 'Whirlwind Tour of ...' section to 'Overview of ...' (suggested
     by James Troup)
   * typos and "red-pen" corrections, fix cosmetic problems in PostScript
   * remove the one case I use an URL fragment identifier, since
     debiandoc-sgml doesn't like it (bug filed against debiandoc-sgml)
   * debian/rules: cosmetic cleanups, loosen check for root
   * debian/rules: build PostScript version during build, since it's nice
     to have all my debiandoc2* scripts together
   * debian/control: policy compliant to 2.5.0
   * advise against uploading when a package has lintian problems of
     severity 'E'
   * "Mailing Lists and Servers":
     - "The master server": mention how master is the home of the BTS;
       mention how users need to take care with their accounts on master
     - "The WWW servers": fill in www.debian.org, first pass, and discuss
       how to put up your own web pages on va or master
     - "The CVS server": new section added
     - "Mirrors of Debian servers": new section added; point to info about
        how to mirror
   * "Applying to Become a Maintainer": do not advise resending initial
     application; instead, simply mail a followup asking new maintainers
     whether they go the initial application (closes Bug #28739); mention
     that calls usually come in the evening; mention that if you use PGP
     v5, you need to generate an RSA key (right?); clarify our intentions
     with respect to GPG.
   * "Release code names": Debian 2.2 is 'potato'
   * "Distribution directories": give concrete examples, hopefully making
     it clearer where to look in Debian archives for specific stuff;
     mention that old distributions are moved to archive servers (is there
     a canonical location?)
   * "The override file": new section, added under "Notification that a new
     package has been installed"; fill it out quite a bit
   * "Uploading to *": reiterate thrice not to upload export
     controlled-software to master, or the European queues on erlangen and
   * "Picking a distribution": section broken out from "Generating the
     changes file"
   * "Uploading to frozen": new section, almost straight from Brian White
     (hope you don't mind!) -- isn't that topical?
   * "Interim releases": if you NMU a new upstream version (0.1), run
     'dpkg-buildpackage -sa'
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 bcc4151fb8de170dfc071dd20f8aa49b 26446 doc extra developers-reference_2.5.0.tar.gz
 93739c5ad0158211655f7d1cb5c4035a 69082 doc extra developers-reference_2.5.0_all.deb
 218c9a74034eef60fc2063c3259a76a7 60185 byhand - developers-reference.ps.gz
 0cd41443cca9610244baee3a76718666 22025 byhand - developers-reference.html.tar.gz
 f0f5d5e938552332603147eb4a203ae7 9990 byhand - developers-reference.text.gz

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