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Re: Notes from the DebConf Source Format BoF

Russ Allbery writes ("Notes from the DebConf Source Format BoF"):
> * Part of Joey's motivation is that if you look at GitHub, the
>   people using it a lot consider Git to be a source package format,

I've been doing that for some non-Debian work.  It turns out to be
incredibly convenient, if you're prepared to assume that your
recipients have git.  It becomes a software distribution format, a
download tool, and a patch update tool, and makes lots of tiresome
operations very easy.  

I've found it tenable even for naive users (of whom I know they're
using Linux): the download instructions say "install git-core, and
then say git-clone thingy".

We should remember that our source formats and archive, together,
_are_ a revision control system, and a pretty poor one at that.


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