Re: Dpkg Update Proposal
>>"fantumn" == fantumn \(Steven Baker\) <fantumn> writes:
What is wrong with cvs-buildpackage? I maintain all my
packages in CVS, and there is a well defined version based
What exactly are you attempting to solve here that has not
already been solved?
fantumn> CVS is becoming an increasingly important part of the
fantumn> daily life for many free software projects (Gnome, Mozilla
fantumn> and Berlin come to mind), yet there is no defined way to
fantumn> name a CVS package.
Why do CVS based packages need a special name? I am missing
something here. Do you mean we need a versioning scheme for daily
snapshots? That has already been discussed, and there was a consensus
about it, and that was to use versioning of the form YYYYMMDD as the
fantumn> Perhaps we can take the easy way out, and not package
fantumn> programs from CVS, but what would us Enlightenment users do
fantumn> without CVS versions? Enlightenment has not had a new
fantumn> version since 0.14 which was way back this past summer, and
fantumn> it is severely feature-deprived (no iconization, for
fantumn> instance). The current Enlightenment maintainer, Brian
fantumn> Almeida, has come up with a wonderful solution for this. He
fantumn> calles all stable versions of Enlightenment simply
fantumn> enlightenment, and CVS versions enlightenment-cvs. He has
fantumn> fixed it further, by making enlightenment-cvs conflict with
fantumn> enlightenment. Perhaps there are more examples.
fantumn> Personally, I think Brian's solution to the CVS problem is
fantumn> the perfect fix, but perhaps there is room in the Debian
fantumn> package format for a CVS version numbering.
I fail to see why we have to invent a bureaucratic scheme for
something we have absolutely no need to regulate, if you are talking
about renaming or renumbering a package just because it is in CVS. If
you are talking about snapshot versions, please look at the archives
of the -policy list.
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