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Re: About new source formats for packages without patches

Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 12:49:55PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> 2/ You explain that you have no reason to switch to the new formats. Fine.
>>    I have explained you that I believe there are good reasons for
>>    switching (I won't repeat the wiki page). Why are you insisting to not
>>    switch when the effort to change is so low in packages without patches?
>>    Do you have technical reasons to explicitly avoid the new formats?
> Why are you insisting that all DDs should switch when switching is an
> effort for no benefit[1] and not switching is no effort at all ?

I don't think that Raphael's mail was meant to insist on "you all have to
use the new source format" but rather to correct/try to understand Niel's
blogpost. Even if you don't like the new source format, I find that
insisting on "not using" it with no reason¹ and saying that out loud is
quite counterproductive.

Besides, may I remind you the existence of this page
http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NewDebFormats ?

¹: I didn't find any real reason in the mentioned blogpost.


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