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Re: Need for launchpad

Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> I can't comment on your package.  I have seen changes in some packages
> that looked gratuitious, but then I have been comforted by the thought
> that the perpetrators of gratuitous changes are the ones who have to pay
> the price for it, because they have to carry such changes forward.

However, to the degree that the Ubuntu patches have these sorts of
gratuitous changes that shouldn't be merged with Debian, the patch
database quickly becomes useless.  The current patch system is only useful
if a maintainer can easily review it for changes that should be
incorporated in Debian, and nothing makes that impossible faster than
changes like autotools modifications.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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