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Re: Debian GIS packages in stretch

On Tue, Feb 07, 2017 at 04:40:37PM +0100, Bas Couwenberg wrote:
> On 2017-02-07 14:24, Jochen Topf wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 09:28:30PM +0100, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> > >  * The new osmium family (protozero, libosmium, osmium-tool,
> > >    osmcoastline & pyosmium), thanks to excellent collaboration with
> > >    Jochem Topf
> > 
> > Thanks Sebastiaan. Always a pleasure to work with you!
> > 
> > How are we handling versioning in the future? Does it make sense for me
> > to keep a branch with essential bugfixes only based on the current
> > version so that Debian stable can get those bugfixes?
> Only changes for bugs of severity important and higher are eligible for
> stable updates, so only those kind of bugfixes will benefit from such a
> branch.

I'll make sure only those fixes get in there. I can always ask you if I
am not sure whether something is important enough.

> I'll continue to provide backports of the packages mostly for new features
> in osmium-tool & pyosmium in which the lower severity bugfixes will also be
> included.
> If cherry-picking from master is not an option for stable update bugfixes a
> dedicated maintenance branch is helpful.

I thought it is probably easier for me to create this maintainance
branch and do the cherry-picking myself. Otherwise you'd have to go
through all commits and decide whether they are important enough.

Jochen Topf  jochen@remote.org  https://www.jochentopf.com/  +49-351-31778688

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