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Re: Proposal new source archive format

Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org> wrote:
> Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:
>> But I can't see what managing Debian modifications/patches has got
>> to do with our source package format.  That should be left to
>> whatever source management systems that our maintainers use.

> Patches are more likely to be accepted upstream if they're not one big
> lump---so it is an aide to those Debian maintainers who contribute
> significant bug-fixes and such upstream if they can keep patches
> separate.

Yes, but that's mainly useful for the maintainer and it's easily handled with
something like CVS.  It's not strictly necessary for a source package.  Unless
the upstream maintainer were actively looking into our source packages.
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