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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 17:55:13 +0100, Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava writes ("Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using
> .git.tar.gz"):
>> Well, this is tricky. I am not sure how the NMU'er communicates with
>> the developer; I assume it is by sending in a diff. If so, this works
>> with an arch checked out dir, and unmodified dpkg.

> Ideally the NMUer would simply upload and would not need to send a
> diff to the BTS.

> The maintainer would fetch the source from the archive and would be
> able commit the NMUers changes and then merge etc. appropriately.

        This works better for the distributed VCS's with the model that
 every checkout contains a copy of the whole repository. With a
 distributed model where every checkout does not pull in a copy of the
 repo, this means the NMU'er would have to have write access to the repo
 (unlikely), or create their own public repo with tagged version of the
 software, or send in a diff.

        It is fine if this patch is only about VCS's that ship the repo
 with every checkout/tag/branch; that fact just was not clear to me in
 the beginning.


Let the meek inherit the earth -- they have it coming to them. James
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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