Re: RFC: quilt-el
* Sun 2006-07-02 Satoru Takeuchi <nqm08501 AT nifty.com>
* Message-Id: 87d5coks3k.wl%nqm08501 AT nifty.com
> Hi mentors,
> I'd like to package quilt-el and submitted ITP about two months ago.
>  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=364611
> Now I have a problem with it. I can't decide which version I should
> package. Firstly, its stable release version is quite old and has
> many bugs. Second, it has developing version, and it also has a
> bug. I sent upstream author some patches. One is only for bug fix,
> and the others are for add some new features. Unfortunately these
> are not applied yet. Finally, one month ago, I requested him to
> apply at least bug fix patche and release new stable release.
> However he had't replied to me so far. In this case, what should I
> 1. package stable release version
> 2. package developing version and don't apply any extra patches
> 3. package developing version and apply bug fix patch
Use 3. When the upstream releases new version you can drop the patches.
Using dpatch(1) to manage this is easy