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

On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 12:37:20 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> said: 

> On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 04:09:11AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> The role of arch is to make life easier for me, the developer, not
>> to fit some arbitrary criteria like all projects must be
>> describable by a single URL.  If you think lacking that
>> characteristic

> You are stretching the intended meaning of the field. It it not, at
> least in my mind, intended to be "a description of a project". It is
> intended to be a pointer for package users to know where to look.
> Nothing more than that.

        That is not what I said. the field, used as in my example, 
 provides enough information to checkout a working copy of my flex as
 packaged for Sarge,  and you can create a local read-only version, or
 crete a mutable branch, merge back with me, or ask me to pull from
 you,  help in collaborative development, of just look at the history
 and run annotate or whatever.

        I do suggest you read up  on distributed VCSs and get a feel
 for how differently a distributed schema works than the old
 centralized  ones did.

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Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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