Re: Upload praat 5.3.35-2
On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 02:09:28PM +0100, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> I committed the changes for the praat package version 3.5.35-2.
> Please, upload it to experimental.
This might possibly last until Monday. You obviosely do not agree that
this upload can wait until next upstream version as I recommended in my
> I dropped the patch
> use-dpkg-buildflags.patch, which seems to be useless. I also
> updated debian/copyright, what I forgot to do in the previous
So, do you think the change of d/copyright makes another upload
> @Andreas: I see that in version 5.3.35-1, you put my name and email
> address in the trailer line. Is this a common practice in
> debian-med? I am asking because, according to section 4.4 of the
> Debian Policy: "The maintainer name and email address used in the
> changelog should be the details of the person uploading *_this_*
> version." My reading from this is that the name of the uploader
> (you) should appear in the trailer line, not mine.
I admit I was not really aware of this topic and I personally think that
this does not really reflect the sponsoring method. In a changelog
those people who *changed* something should be mentioned. In a team
upload were several people did changes to the package we are actually
doing as policy requests. However, if the only change I'm doing is
changing the target distribution from "UNRELEASED" to "unstable" /
"experimental" this is actually not "changing" a package and IMHO the
sponsee is actually the person that "deserves the honor" of beeing named
as the person who worked on the package.
Another argument is from an UDD point of view there is a distinction
between changed_by, maintainer and signed_by (in table upload_history).
So IMHO it is totally apropriate if I'm appear as "signed_by" because
it fits what I really did.
In this sense Debian Policy IMHO does not really reflect the reality
in this specific case but I admit I do not consider this as an issue
that's important enough for me to spend some time into it.