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Re: Bug#719624: Upgrading xrdp

[Setting reply-to Debian-Edu]

On Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 06:29:12PM +0100, Dominik George wrote:
> >If anybody of the people responding tp the ITA bug like to become the
> >main maintainer of the package I'd be more than happy to sponsor the
> >package.  As far as the situation is now I'll upload my current work in
> >Git tomorrow.
> The current version is here because the package is being adopted by the Debian Edu team:
> https://alioth.debian.org/plugins/scmgit/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=debian-edu/pkg-team/xrdp.git;a=summary
> The package is pending upload to experimental.
> If you have anything special about your packaging, feel free to share it so we can incorporate it.

Is there any point in droping the history from debian/changelog and
feeding it with non-Debian releases instead?  I'm perfectly happy with
moving the package to Debian Edu. However, I have some concerns:

  0. The fact that the development of the package happened silently
     and in parallel to an existing Debian package.

  1. There is no defined way to get the upstream source - there is just
      # We don’t provide a get-orig-source target because submodules
     in debian/rules.
     I would really prefer the gbp layout featuring an upstream and a
     pristine-tar branch

  2. You should *definitely* restore the old changelog of xrdp and
     assemble all changes between the current released package (0.6.1-2)
     to your release candidate.

  3. Why do you plan
      a) a non-official (random?) Git commit rather than a release?
      b) uploading to experimental rather than unstable?

Kind regards



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