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Re: Introducing dgit - git integration with the Debian archive




Le 22 août 2013 21:52, "Ian Jackson" <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> a écrit :
>
> I'm pleased to announce that dgit 0.7, which is a version of dgit
> suitable for alpha and beta testers, is available in unstable.

What are the pro/con and différence compared to gitpkg ?
>
> >From the manpage:
>
>        dgit [dgit-opts] clone [dgit-opts] package [suite] [./dir|/dir]
>        dgit [dgit-opts] fetch|pull [dgit-opts] [suite]
>        dgit [dgit-opts] build|sbuild [build-opts]
>        dgit [dgit-opts] push [dgit-opts] [suite]
>
>        dgit treats the Debian archive as a version control system, and
>        bidirectionally gateways between the archive and git.  The git
>        view of the package can contain the usual upstream git history,
>        and will be augmented by commits representing uploads done by
>        other developers not using dgit.  This git history is stored in
>        a canonical location known as dgit-repos which lives outside
>        the Debian archive (currently, on Alioth).
>
> If you don't like git, or think I have taken the wrong approach, then
> you need read no further.  You can carry on just as before.
>
>
> If on the other hand you'd like to experiment with a new tool that
> lets you work on any package in the archive using git, even with
> upstream git history in your history if you like, and to share your
> git-based work with other uploaders, please install dgit 0.7 from
> unstable and try it out.
>
> For more information, the full manpage is here:
>   http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ijackson/2013/dgit.html
> (this is slightly more up to date than the one on manpages.debian.net).
>
> This is still a very early version.  I'm not aware of anyone but me
> having used it in anger.  So there are very likely to be bugs.  Please
> report them.
>
> With regret I must note that currently you can't use it if you don't
> have a full DD account on both the Debian systems and on Alioth.  Even
> if you just want a read-only mode.  This is due to deficiencies in the
> archive software and in Alioth, which I have worked around in very
> unpleasant ways.  I'm hoping that this will improve fairly soon.
> Please see the BUGS section of the manpage.
>
> The master git repository for dgit is here:
>   http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=dgit-repos/dgit.git
> Pull requests welcome (please send them to the BTS).
>
>
> Some background:
>
> At Debconf we had a series of discussion on the problem of integrating
> git and the archive, culminating in an excellent bar-BOF.  We started
> with a diagram Joey Hess had drawn on a piece of cardboard, of a
> design he had; many of us came to the BOF with our own preconceptions.
> Too often these discussions result in a gigantic edifice which will
> take six-months to implement and six years to persuade people is a
> good idea.  But, during this conversation, instead, pieces were hacked
> off until the result was implementable right away.  So that's what
> dgit is.
>
> Key points about dgit's design:
>
>  * It doesn't require anyone else to change their existing workflow.
>
>  * You can use it on any package.
>
>  * If you are the maintainer and want to use it on your own package,
>    it will allow you to adopt a gitish workflow and will let you
>    easily import into your git history the changes made in NMUs,
>    security updates - and hopefully eventually derivative distros.
>
>  * I think we can extend it later to support working on quilty
>    packages (with patch stacks) as if they were git branches.  This is
>    not yet done because it's quite complicated.  See PACKAGE SOURCE
>    FORMATS in the manpage.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ian.
>
>
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