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Re: Challenge: Binary free uploading

On Sun, 2006-07-16 at 16:47 +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Hi all,
> At https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NoMoreSourcePackages is a description of
> the new world order for Ubuntu packages -- which will simplify making
> changes to Ubuntu packages to a matter of simply committing the change
> to the source repository with bzr, and running a new command something
> like "src publish edgy" to instruct the autobuilders to grab the source
> from the bzr repository, create a traditional source package, and start
> building it for all architectures.

Just as a side note, very similar idea implemented by Nexenta
GNU/OpenSolaris folks but on top of Subversion, called a "HackZone" [1].

Currently the entire Ubuntu/Dapper repository imported into Nexenta
subversion. Developers contributing to Nexenta utilizing branches and
taking advantage of COW while promoting experimental work to the "main"
branch. The entire paradigm also helps us to AutoMerge
"upstream" (Ubuntu/Dapper in this case) changes almost automatically.

Once Developer made its change in its "HackZone", he could just simply
commit & trigger AutoBuilder [2] by doing:

hackzone-commit -b <bug#>

[1] http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/HackZone
[2] http://www.gnusolaris.org/cgi-bin/hackzone-web

Hope this info will be useful too.


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