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Re: concerns about Salsa

Colin Watson writes ("Re: concerns about Salsa"):
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 02:37:16PM +0200, Pierre-Elliott Bécue wrote:
> > I wonder then, if a lot of people prefer deploy a service from
> > upstream's git repo/cookbooks, what is the purpose of packaging?
> > Who would benefit from it and who should use package-distros?

This is a sensible question.

> My experience has been that if I'm working on a complex service then I
> want as little friction as possible for the fast-moving stuff that I'm
> working on directly and so often end up deploying that straight from git
> or whatever, but that I prefer to use packages for everything else below
> that layer.
> I can perfectly well imagine taking different approaches to services
> depending on whether I expected to be doing very hands-on maintenance
> and/or development (in which case deploying from git is probably easier)
> or whether I want to mostly leave them alone and deploy something that's
> maybe not absolutely up to date but where somebody else is dealing with
> most of the maintenance work (in which case packages would be
> preferable).

I agree entirely.


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