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Re: Packages in VCS - how to indicate status on task page?

Hi Steffen,

thanks for bringing this up since it make sense if every team member
follows the same (or at least as similar) strategy.

On Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 10:35:37AM +0100, Steffen Möller wrote:
> There are a few packages I once uploaded to our VCS that I know will not
> make it into a shape for them to be ready to be uploaded to our
> distribution. There are different reasons to that. Sometimes my focus has
> shifted away from it as a user. And at other times I found that it is too
> much work to e.g. get all Java dependencies into our distribution first. And
> there are packages for which I have just forgotten why the process has
> stalled. :o) And there are a few packages for which I could be motivated to
> complete the packaging, but would like to know if there is ongoing progress
> with the package by the uploader, not necessarily wanting to ask by email at
> an early stage screening our packages list.
> Should indicate how much the packaging has proceeded such that we could show
> that in our task list?

I think the best way to do so is to add a Remark field inside the tasks file.

> I have recently started to mention any issues in the
> debian/changelog file.

This is what I do usually in d/changelog:

  * ...
  TODO: what needs to be done

> Would it be preferable to have anything directly
> stated in the package description?

Rather not.  As I said the Remark field exists and will seprately the
description of the software from some packaging information.

> Or should find a debian/TODO file be
> shown in our task pages/linked from there?

Probably also not the best idea.  Just inventing another file and parsing
the data is something I'd consider overkill for a resolved problem (Remark

Kind regards



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