On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 11:03:06AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: > 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. I'd hope that when Ubuntu start using HCT we will be able to get a more useful unpacking of the changes Ubuntu have made. Right now it appears that what is published is a lightly processed diff between the original package and the current Ubuntu version. The lack of any native ability to logically organise changes in Debian source pacakges makes this a lot less useful than it might otherwise be - RPMs are a lot more straightforward to cherry pick changes from. Deploying Wig & Pen would also help, of course.  https://wiki.launchpad.canonical.com/HCT -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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