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Re: Misc Developer News (#42)

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 09:53:21AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> The news are collected on https://wiki.debian.org/DeveloperNews
> Please contribute short news about your work/plans/subproject.
> In this issue:
>  + git-series: track changes to a patch series over time
>  + PHP licence applicability to the Debian archive
>  + New #packaging IRC channel
>  + SourceForge uscan redirector & subdirs
>  + LeaseWeb offers discounts to Debian Developers
> git-series: track changes to a patch series over time
> -----------------------------------------------------
>  Josh Triplett announced[1] a new git tool, git-series[2], to manage patch
>  series with git, tracking  the "history of history". git series tracks
>  changes to the patch series over time, including rebases and other
>  non-fast-forwarding changes. git series also tracks a cover letter for
>  the patch series, formats the series for email, and prepares pull requests.
>  This makes it easier to collaborate on a patch series, distribution
>  package, backport, or any other development process that includes
>  rebasing or non-fast-forward development.
>  Debian package maintenance tends to have this exact family of problems:
>  maintaining a set of patches to upstream code, rebasing those patches on
>  new upstream versions, reorganizing/refining/adding/dropping patches,
>  having individual patches merged upstream, and backporting changes *from*
>  upstream.
>  If you're interested in developing workflows for package maintenance with
>  git-series, please follow up to debian-devel. More detail is available[3].
>   -- Josh Triplett
>  [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2016/07/msg00535.html
>  [2] https://github.com/git-series/git-series/
>  [3] https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20160812035657.c72mu75x5bmygvva@x
> PHP licence applicability to the Debian archive
> -----------------------------------------------
>  The FTPMasters have published specific guidance[4] to allow PHP 3.0+
>  licensed works in the main archive.
>  This allows software published under the license to be included, but with
>  specific guidance to the wording in the copyright file. It also serves to
>  ensure compliance with the ''PHP'' trademark.
>   -- Neil McGovern
>  [4] https://ftp-master.debian.org/php-license.html
> New #packaging IRC channel
> --------------------------
>  There have been some folks who aren't satisfied with the level of signal
>  to noise on the #debian-mentors IRC channel, mainly around people joining
>  who are not aiming at creating policy compliant packages for upload to
>  the Debian archive. People looking for help with private packaging,
>  packaging for derivatives, packaging for their external repos and so on.
>  As a result I've created the #packaging channel on OFTC to help such
>  folks and reduce the noise on #debian-mentors. If you don't mind helping
>  such folks out, please join us! If you have such questions, please join
>  #packaging instead.
>   -- Paul Wise
> SourceForge uscan redirector & subdirs
> --------------------------------------
>  Some upstreams have identically named tarballs in different
>  subdirectories in their SourceForge file area. The Debian uscan
>  redirector for SourceForge now emits extra links that include the full
>  path to upstream files. This means that you now can choose which
>  particular upstream subdirectories that you want to match files from.
>  Here is an example for the boost package:
>    version=3
>    opts="uversionmangle=s/_/./g,dversionmangle=s/\+dfsg$//" \
>    http://sf.net/boost/ .*/[.\d]+/boost_([\d_]*)\.tar.bz2
>   -- Paul Wise
> LeaseWeb offers discounts to Debian Developers
> ----------------------------------------------
>  One of the major sponsors behind snapshot.debian.org, LeaseWeb[5], is now
>  offering discounts on their services to Debian Developers.
>  LeaseWeb provides dedicated servers, bare metal servers, private clouds,
>  virtual servers and content delivery networks. LeaseWeb offers discounts
>  to Debian Developers.
>  DDs should send emails to sales@us.leaseweb.com (for North America) or
>  sales@nl.leaseweb.com (for Europe) from their @debian.org address
>  referencing "debian.org membership special offer".
>  The specific amount of discount is dependent on the service requested and
>  the availability of resources (eg, number of dedicated servers available
>  at the time of the request).
>  Other benefits[6] are also available to Debian members and contributors.
>  [5] https://www.leaseweb.com
>  [6] https://wiki.debian.org/MemberBenefits
> -- 
> bye,
> pabs
> https://wiki.debian.org/PaulWise


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