Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz
Firstly I'd just like to say that I think this is a fantastic
direction to be heading in. I look forward very much to the demise of
I do however very much share Colin's view about the desirability of
preserving the .orig.tar.gz's, the ability to unpack a Debian source
package with non-Debian tools, and the ability to unpack a source
package without needing to install a suitably recent one of fourteen
possible revision control systems :-).
On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 10:18:17PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> (I have a strong adverse reaction to duplicated information, so shipping
> the working tree in .git format and .orig.tar.gz format irks me,
> particularly if it's required)
Like Colin, I can quite understand this point of view. I'd like to
make a completely crazy suggestion.
How about we ship the .orig.tar.gz, plus an rsync batched update (with
a suitably early rsync version) which turns the unpacked source into
working tree plus revision history ?