Re: [DEP 8] About "XS-Testsuite: autopkgtest": time to remove "XS-" ?
Guillem Jover writes ("Re: [DEP 8] About "XS-Testsuite: autopkgtest": time to remove "XS-" ?"):
> On Fri, 2014-01-03 at 19:40:54 +0100, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> > No, it just means that I gave up.
> Oh, ok. :/ Personally I see it has similar drawbacks to the discarded
> Build-Options field that some people wanted to use to list support for
> build-arch/build-indep targets, the difference here is, that I can see
> it also being useful so that autopkgtest implementations don't take over
> the debian/tests/control pathname as the sole owners, and alternative
> implementations could use that file with different deb822 contents, for
That proposal is an incompatible change to the existing DEP-8
specification, which does not require a DEP-8 test runner to check the
Having said that, I think the new field is a good idea to make it
easier for software to find packages with tests.
Also, a package might have two test suites, which would have to have
> So, I guess I'll just go ahead and add the two line patch needed to
> recognize the field for 1.17.6; queued now locally for my next push.