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Re: DEP-4 TDebs - updated

On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:04:14 +0200
Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:

> Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> (14/04/2009):
> > This is where the Draft TDeb Specification, created at the
> > ftp-master/i18n meeting in Extremadura, will be developed and improved.
> > Motivation
> > 
> >    1. Updates to translations should not require source NMU’s.
> Any reason not to make that “sourceful uploads”?

Well, the maintainer will be making the initial TDeb upload
(effectively +t0) so the restriction does normally only affect
non-maintainer uploads.


I suppose the maintainer might be the one doing the +t1 upload in order
to avoid a source rebuild during a release freeze - but I can't say
whether that's going to be particularly common. (If the maintainer did
a string freeze before the upload that went into testing prior to the
release freeze, it shouldn't be necessary.) There might be cases where
a debconf question needs to be changed without needing any changes in
the source package itself and if that happens during a release freeze
then the maintainer could be the one to do it - can't see that
happening that often.

Might be better to document that later in the Specification rather than
in the abstract.


Neil Williams

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