Re: Is Ubuntu a debian derivative or is it a fork?
On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 10:40:04PM -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 12:25:01AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > If Debian treated our upstreams this way, I'd be suprised if we ever got
> > any patches accepted upstream.
> Debian does, in fact, treat most of its upstreams precisely this way.
> Debian publishes a large portion of its changes primarily in the form of
> monolithic diffs relative to upstream source. The last time I saw figures,
> the usage of dpatch, cdbs, etc. was rising, but not yet the standard
> operating procedure.
If upstream is having to find and trawl through source packages in order
to pick up changes then that's already a sign that there has been a
failure in communication.
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