Re: ITP: mercurial-buildpackage (for those who care about Mercurial)
Jens Peter Secher <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Executive summary: If you use Mercurial and pbuilder for package
> maintenance you should try out mercurial-buildpackage in
> http://people.debian.org/~jps/squeeze/ .
> I have spent some time on making an improved version of
> hg-buildpackage, which turned out to become a complete rewrite now
> called mercurial-buildpackage. The highlights are
> * Support dpkg source format 3.0.
Integration of the hg stacked patches extenstion (don't remember the
name, the one giving you qpull/qpush) with 3.0 (quilt) format?
> * Several .dsc can be imported to retain the full history when
> converting an existing package.
> * Building via pbuilder is a breeze.
> * Easily parsable output; same format as Lintian or Piuparts.
> * Complains if the repository has uncommited changes (unless --force).
> * Only one repository. Branches are used to keep upstream separate.
Support for pristine-tar?
> I will now work on getting backporting, downstreaming (Ubuntu etc.) to
> be a breeze (breezy?) too.