Re: Source package format - a simple proposal
On Mon, 27 Nov 1995, Bruce Perens wrote:
> From: Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 6a. No unnecessary up/down-loading by maintainers.
> Is this such a big issue? With your overseas FTP problems you can judge
> that, but I'd feel more confident if the maintainer uploaded the entire
> package as one piece.
I agree. I think that providing patches only would be a bad idea,
for reasons that have already been described here. I am strongly
of the opinion that we should provide source packages in an
easily-rebuildable form, without the need to apply patches and such.
I like Ian Jackson's proposal.