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Re: svn package maintenance

On Sunday 23 July 2006 20:28, John Goerzen wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 23, 2006 at 01:42:26PM +0200, Marcus Better wrote:
> > martin f krafft wrote:
> > > Well, ideally the support tool should not impose on the structure
> >
> > Yes, svn-buildpackage is quite nice since it's easy to tell it about your
> > layout. Something like that could work here as well.
> >
> > > SVN does not track merges across branches, unless you do it in the
> > > changelog.
> >
> > I know, it's a pain in the neck. But still it's a good step forward over
> > CVS, and seems to be quite popular in Debian. I hope svn will improve in
> > this area.
> Or you could look at something such as darcs, that already has ;-)
> Really, I have been using darcs for package management for some time
> now, and have found it very nice for that.  See
> http://darcs.complete.org/debian for a list.
> The distributed development model really shines here -- there is no need
> to mess with committer lists, etc.

There are some hindrances preventing mass usage of darcs-buildpackage, but all 
of them are doable: a) there is no official darcs.debian.org service b) it is 
written in Haskell like darcs itself [1], and there are less people able 
and/or willing to hack on it c) a little bit more comprehensive documentation 
will be nice to have, as said in #327840.

[1] I expect next <scm>-buildpackage (who's next, git ?) to be written in Ada 
(of course, no sarsasm is implied here), especially as gnat is getting better 
and better recently.

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