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Re: git as a source package format?

On Wednesday, May 01, 2013 09:28:10 PM Daniel Pocock wrote:
> Would there be any hard objection to a source package format based on
> git-bundle?

Hi Daniel,

while I'm a big fan of Git, I don't see that much gain in a git based source 
package format. I also assume that it would be a lot of work to change the 
Debian infrastructure in that way.

But I see a lot of benefit in the following smaller steps towards more usage of 

- Standardize our workflow, see this discussion:
  In particular:
  - If upstream uses Git, keep the upstream history as a branch in the Git
    packaging repo.
  - Standardize the management of patches.

- Let dak commit all uploaded versions of packages to Git, see:

- Introduce an alternative to ftp uploads based on signed git tags: 
Maintainers can push a signed git tag to alioth and the Debian infrastructure 
will start to build the package. I have not yet thought that much about this 
point and it doesn't seem too important to me. But it would be a nice 

- The last point requires the following wishlist issue to be fixed in pristine-
tar: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=699378

- Convince more maintainers to use Git (instead of SVN):

Best regards,

Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro

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