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Re: [Pkg-kde-extras] Bug#498263: kaffeine: please provide debian/README.source

Le Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 12:50:23PM +1000, Mark Purcell a écrit :
> debian-devel, is there a view, does one need README.source if you
> provide a patch target and use one of the standard patch management
> systems? Seems like this would cover 90% of use cases and add very
> little value!

Hi Mark,

I am getting more an more interested in README.source. There are many
different work styles in Debian, and some developpers definitely do not
want to contact the maintainers before pushing NMUs. I am now trying to
use README.source to provide them guidelines about our packaging
workflow. The text is not fixed yet but here is its latest version:

  This package uses quilt to patch the sources. Please refer to
  /usr/share/doc/quilt/README.source for more informations.
  This package is maintained by the Debian Med packaging team. Please refer to
  our group policy if you would like to commit to our Subversion repository. All
  Debian developpers have write acces to it.

It is not a big work to cut-and-paste, and hopefully can not be harmful, so
even if the prospect of being useful is very low, I hope that it is not wasted

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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