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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 12:45:20AM +0200, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> 2008/5/16 martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org>:
> > Lucas Nussbaum threw the idea of having a webpage with posisbly
> > annotated patches for each Debian package on *.debian.org at me the
> > other day, in response to the OpenSSL debacle. I really liked it!
> I think it would be a great Idea, but the point would be to be able to
> automate the process of uploading the patches there somehow from the
> package source. Combined with the idea of anotating the patches in the
> source packages, the result might be quite useful. I'm quite afraid
> that if the process is not automatic, but manual, the amount of extra
> work and redundancy of uploading the patches twice (once for the
> package, another one for the patches alone) will lead to very few
> developers participating, and also to desynchronization between the
> patches being uploaded and the real patches in the packages.

As an example, I'd point to
which I maintained a while ago, and stopped because it was too time
consuming and bothersome.


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