Re: let missing-debian-source-format lintian tag be a warning!
On 07/17/2014 02:29 AM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Thomas Goirand
>> On 07/15/2014 09:42 AM, Charles Plessy wrote:
>>> I am not a big fan of the 3.0 (quilt) format because it imposes a patch system.
>>> In particular, this format does not make much sense when managing the source
>>> package with Git.
>> I'm not sure I'm following you. I do use git for packaging, and I have
>> no problem at all with format 3.0 (quilt). I was resisting to progress
>> and reluctant to get out of my comfort zone at first, but now I like it.
>> What is it that bothers/annoy you exactly?
> I can't speak for Plessy, but the entire concept of using a different,
> much more limited patch system on top of git is just.. weird. It makes
> absolutely no sense to dumb down all the rich metadata you have in your
> git repository to something that's possible to express using quilt.
> It's busywork that has very little value for anybody and a
> not-insignificant cost.
Got it now. And I agree. It'd be awesome if we had something like:
quilt git-cherry-pick <git-ref>
which would do the work. Then it wouldn't be a problem.
Also, it'd be super nice if someone gave a talk about git-dpm at
Debconf, to explain to everyone how it works. Anyone?