Re: Proposal new source archive format
Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Yes, but that's mainly useful for the maintainer and it's easily
> handled with something like CVS.
Of course, people doing NMUs and/or dealing with other arch's may not
have access to the maintainer's CVS repository, so it might be useful
to them. I would guess there are relatively few packages in the
archive that haven't been NMU'd at some point.
> It's not strictly necessary for a source package. Unless the
> upstream maintainer were actively looking into our source packages.
Is there some problem with having this flexibility? I haven't seen
anything that would make it appear mandatory that you take advantage
of it---so where's the problem?