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Re: Popularity of bzr-builddeb and dh-make

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 01:02:59PM +0800, Chow Loong Jin wrote:

>> Actually most users of pristine-tar in git don't have the *first* of
>> these branches.  They usually have an upstream branch which is
>> synthesized solely from importing tarballs using git import-orig.  In
>> other words, the typical practice is to avoid sharing git history with
>> the upstream VCS, which in turn works out very well for git-dch,
>> because you don't get unnecessary upstream changes documented in
>> debian/changelog.

> This seems utterly broken to me and optimized for the wrong priority.

It makes perfect sense if you're packaging software where upstream doesn't
use a DVCS, which I'll point out is still the most common case.  :)

> I cannot imagine why anyone would endure git's user interface and then
> not even use the DVCS functionality for collaboration with upstream.

I've used both Git and bzr for real-world projects and found Git's user
interface significantly superior to bzr's, which is why I've since
converted all of my bzr projects to Git.  YMMV.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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