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Re: How to handle Debian patches

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 07:14:31PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > At some point, we will need to find a way to decide which v3 format we
> > are going to choose in adddition to the v3 (native) format (with a GR?).
> > We can't afford to allow several different v3 formats to coexist.
> The entire point of having support for multiple source formats in
> dpkg-source, and allowing it to extract any of those formats, and build
> a source package using any of those formats, is to allow multiple
> formats to be used.
> What you're suggesting is equivilant to us deciding by GR which helper
> system can be used in the rules file. It would stifle any futher
> innovation in source formats. That's a particularly cruel thing to do
> when such innovation is just getting started after an interminable
> period of stasis.

If we're to say that we need a format such that external entities can
easily parse it, that will need to be a standardized format, and an
unique one. And despite what you'd like, I don't think this is git.


PS: Also note that the git format shouldn't even be 3.0, seeing how it's

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