dak changes (names, version control, mail headers)
I've just updated ftp-master.debian.org to use a new version of dak
which no longer uses the silly names at all.
This is something I've wanted to do for a long time now (I remember
discussing it with people at least 2-3 years ago), but I never found a
contiguous chunk of time to work on it until DC6. It wasn't
inspired/requested/etc. by anyone or anything in particular, the
original names were just a mistake and my bad choice.
Anyway, the way dak works now is that all the scripts are invoked by
running a top level 'dak' command with the name of the script as the
argument, e.g. 'madison' becomes 'dak ls'. dak --help will give you a
list of the possible commands.
This has a couple of less obvious knock on effects, one of which is
mail. (1) mail now comes from 'email@example.com' rather than
'firstname.lastname@example.org'. (2) Mails from dak now have an 'X-DAK'
header. The 'X-Katie' header will remain for a time to allow for
transitioning, but you should expect it to go away at some point.
merkel (DD accessible mirror of spohr) and klecker (security, non-US)
have yet to be updated to this new dak codebase, but I expect/hope to
do klecker at least either today or tomorrow.
One other thing is that the dak source code is now managed in bzr
which is available from:
[This is a bzr 'knits' tree and correspondingly requires bzr >= 0.8,
i.e. from sid (or etch after the next archive pulse).]