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Re: XS-X-Vcs-XXX field not (yet) announced

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 08:46:51PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> If you use the X- prefix and the field gains widespread acceptance, a
> transition is needed.

Not really, being the PTS the only piece of software considering the
field it would be enough to document the non X- version and support both
in the PTS. I will be strict in what I document and relaxed in what I
accept :-)

> Debian might be able to do this in a coordinated manner, but usually,
> it's better to just omit the X- prefix from the spart.

My doubt was on the line: "who am I to suggest a non X- field to be
added to Sources files"?  If no one has objections on the field
XS-Vcs-XXX-Url I will add support for it and document its usage (without
the "X-".

So, poll time:

does anyone see a problem about recommending a XS-Vcs-XXX-Url field with
semantics "URL pointing to an XXX version control repository", intended
to be informative for users about where to find latest source version of
a given package?


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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