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

On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 21:08:55 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> said: 

> On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 12:02:00PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
>> > Thanks, my preference is now for XS-Vcs-*, it requires changes
>> > which only affect the code I'm able to change right now and it's
>> > nice looking.  I will send a new patch for the PTS and try to
>> > document it.
>> While the name is still in flux, could I suggest XS-Repo-*?
>> I tend to get VCS and RCS confused :-) and the capitalisation Vcs
>> is a little bit strange.

> The capitalization is not significant in AFAIK.

        Before we go on statndardizing it and writing coed to make
 part of of infrastructure do stuff with it, can we have a clear idea
 of the semantics of the field?

        As I currently understand it, the format is

        Isn't XXX duplicating the effect of $TAG? And what meaning is
 ascribed to the $URL? Is it something that shall show up in PTS
 pages, and points to a web page that details how to get the sources?

        If the ${URL}  part is supposed to have enough informnation
 for automated downloads, then I  POSIT that a single URL may not be
 enough; and this should be documented (only specific VCS layouts are
 amenable to a single-url-contains enough information to download the
 package sources).

The only way to learn a new programming language is by writing
programs in it. Brian Kernighan
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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