Re: Splitting the devscripts package
Am Sonntag, den 31.03.2013, 00:13 +0000 schrieb Ben Hutchings:
> On Sat, 2013-03-30 at 22:49 +0100, Benjamin Drung wrote:
> > Hi,
> > devscripts ships a bunch of scripts to make the life of a Debian Package
> > maintainer easier. Not every script in there is Debian packaging
> > specific. Some of them are used on other non-Debian-based distributions.
> > I was contacted  and asked if we could split the Debian packaging
> > specific scripts from the rest.
> > I like to keep only Debian packaging specific scripts in devscripts (see
> > the list below). Where should we put the non Debian packaging specific
> > scripts? Should we create a neutral project or are there other projects
> > in which these scripts fit?
> There is no reason why Debian couldn't continue to be upstream for
> these, but hosting on freedesktop.org might make them more visible to
> other distributions.
> > Debian packaging specific scripts
> > =================================
> These might usefully be further divided into truly Debian-specific and
> dpkg/apt-specific, at least in binary packages.
What would this additional split give us as advantage? Are there
distributions that use dpkg/apt, but are not Debian derivatives?
Debian & Ubuntu Developer