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Re: Debian Games Team Policy

On Sat, 14 May 2011 12:19:22 +0200
Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org> wrote:

> On 05/14/2011 08:06 AM, Karl Goetz wrote:
> > As it happens, I have some questions too.
> > 
> > * when you say 'should have [eg. a desktop file] does this mean
> > 'must'?
>       The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
>       NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED",  "MAY", and
>       "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described
> in RFC 2119. [http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2119.html]
> :)

This is why i asked, just couldn't remember the RFC number :)

> > * can we require packages be in (D)VCS?. I'd definitely *NOT*
> >   require people have the full upstream source in there. Thoughts
> > from others?
> MY point here is:
>  SVN with mergeUpstream via svn-buildpackage (so debian-only in svn)
>  Git with pristine-tar via git-buildpackage (so full source in git)

While its possible to include the source in git repos, it can balloon
the size of checkouts from a few MB for a debian/ dir to several
hundred MB for a full game.

> > * IIRC this was discussed at the meeting after/as i left, so could
> >   someone clarify this? "Updating to the latest debhelper version is
> >   considered fine". Does this mean "bump compat and dependency to a
> >   supported version" or "replace with the current version in sid"?
> As I understood our discussion it should be the later one.

ok. I'd better update a d/rules then.

> > * Why are there two pets? Whats the difference?
> The one Ansgar hosts (on 43-1.org) has support for Git, but misses
> something else. It's somewhere in the meeting log. We should merge
> those two imho.

That would be ideal. Ansgar, what would be involved in merging the pets?

> > * Related, can we try and streamline the sponsoring for games
> > somehow? is the wiki page now the place to look for sponsors, or is
> > there still multiple ways to go?
> As of now, we have wiki and PET.
> I'd prefer PET-only, but this will need some transition (and decision)
> time :)

Perhaps I'll add an agenda item item to the proposed meeting for this

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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