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

also sprach Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> [2008.01.25.1959 +1100]:
>   Oh and don't try to ask for complete uniformity in packaging, there
> are 1000 DDs, 10 times as many packages, different needs (you don't
> package a perl extension like you package mozilla or gcc or a java
> library) hence you can't ask people to use the same tools each time.

I'd even say that 90% of our packages don't even need patch
management systems...

PS: this figure is 80% correct but will surely be questioned by 70%
of the people. The likelihood that someone replies to this message
is 50%. The likelihood that someone flames is currently 12.6%. The
likelihood that I err is 0.

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