On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 09:18 +0100, Simon Huggins wrote: > On Tue, Jun 14, 2005 at 08:30:07AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote: > > It's no harder to backport dpkg-dev than it is debhelper; so I think > > it really just comes down to what formats the FTP masters (and dear > > katie) are prepared to accept. > > Are you pushing for this or just seeing what's going to happen? Do you > know if Ubuntu going to support the new format during etch's testing > phase (say 18 months for argument's sake)? > I'm not particularly pushing, in the sense that pushing within Debian would involve writing the patches to katie etc. myself and I don't really have the time to do that. I'm leaning and gesticulating wildly in that direction though. Ubuntu has a 6-monthly release schedule, so they're almost certain to adopt new formats before Debian. A good example is the fact that Ubuntu shipped bz2-compressed debs in hoary for a few packages that benefited from it, and Debian doesn't even allow them to be uploaded. While I don't know what Ubuntu's plans are, because I'm as equally uninvolved in those as I am with Debian, I would not be surprised if their maintainers chose to adopt it for their source packages once build support is available. Though I wouldn't expect them to convert things. Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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