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Re: Bug#456456: ITP: unperish -- release and build free software projects

On su, 2007-12-16 at 14:08 +0100, Guus Sliepen wrote:
> How does unperish make life easier than "make dist" and "debuild"? This
> is unclear if you only look at the description.

You're right, I shall elaborate:

Unperish takes care of all the repetitive, mechanical steps of releasing
and building a free software project. Starting from files committed to a
version control system (Bazaar, Subversion), it can create the upstream
tarball (foo-1.2.tar.gz) and the Debian source package
(.orig.tar.gz, .dsc, .diff.gz), then build the binary package using
pbuilder, check the result with lintian, linda, and piuparts, and put
the results in an apt repository using reprepro (assuming everything is
OK). Further, it is built around a plugin architecture, making
automation of further steps easy.

Does that sound like a better description?

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