Re: DEP5: CANDIDATE and ready for use in squeeze+1
On Sun, Jan 09, 2011 at 02:27:44PM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On su, 2011-01-09 at 15:18 +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> > * Lars Wirzenius <email@example.com>, 2011-01-09, 14:00:
> > >  http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?rev=153&sc=0
> > >
> > >If you are interested, please give the spec a quick read. If you find
> > >any real problems, it is not too late to get them fixed.
> > Let me see:
> > | Example:
> > |
> > | Format: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?op=file&rev=135
> > | Upstream-Name: SOFTware
> > | Upstream-Contact: John Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > | Source: http://www.example.com/software/project
> > r135 is quite an old version (and, in fact, this snippet doesn't even
> > follow the r135 syntax).
> Oh, right. I haven't updated those Format: examples, yet, since there is
> no good URL to update them to. Updating to specific revisions in SVN is
> bad. Once the spec is incorporated into the debian-policy package, we
> can have a nice stable URL, which will change whenever the spec changes.
Well, the point of the revision dependent url was to avoid the url
stopping to refer to the actual format used in the file. If you make
that a stable url that may change content, the Format: field becomes
pretty much useless.