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Re: How to cope with patches sanely (Was: State of the project - input needed)

also sprach Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> [2008.01.26.0205 +1100]:
> We have managed to get almost complete uniformity of the binary
> packages produced. And imho, it's one of the things that makes
> Debian great. In this background it's kinda sad that our source
> packaging such a mess with so many competing and overlapping
> tools and SCM managment practices.

Competition is good. Discussion and trying to identify what works
and what doesn't is better.

> Sure, the major problem that we dont's have a Tyrann [1] to
> choose, so people will prefer loudly what they are familiar
> with, rather than what is best. This means we need to find small
> evolutionary steps to get there, document best practices and
> eventually codify them.

+1. Well put.

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