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Re: About new source formats for packages without patches

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 01:24:17PM +0100, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
> 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 ?

May I remind that several persons pointed out this was not a good goal ?


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