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Re: ITP: mercurial-buildpackage (for those who care about Mercurial)

Jens Peter Secher <jps@debian.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. 
> Cheers,

Much appreciated.


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