Re: Upload praat 5.3.35-2
* Andreas Tille <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2012-12-13 23:18]:
So, do you think the change of d/copyright makes another upload
No problem, we can wait for the next upstream release.
@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.
Well, the name of the sponsee would appear anyway in the "[ Name ]" tag.
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.
Fair enough, just keep your current practice.