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Re: RFS: desktop-data-model

On Tuesday 05 August 2008 02:42:59 Robert Collins wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-04 at 21:29 +0200, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> > OoO  En ce  début de  soirée du  mercredi 23  juillet 2008,  vers 21:37,
> >
> > Julien Lavergne <julien.lavergne@gmail.com> disait :
> > > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "desktop-data-model".
> >
> > Hi Julien!
> >
> > You  are  adding org.freedesktop.od.Engine.service.  Put  it in  debian/
> > directory instead and  use debian/rules or *.install files  to put it in
> > the right place. It is better that your diff.gz only contains changes to
> > debian/ directory.
> Urgh, I find this assertion really quite annoying, and seeing it in two
> consecutive . Jumping through hoops to keep the diff contained in debian
> harms reviewability as much as having arbitrary changes scattered over
> the source tree.

Urgh, this is quite immature assertion, really. Could you please elaborate how 
to extract separate changes from your latter (all-in-all) diff.gz (since that 
is what Debian officially releases) and do you need any hints how to do it 
with the former diff.gz (I hope you don't)? 

> Really, we want things to be as clear as possible; and if that means
> changes outside the debian directory, then *that is fine*. We're not
> just writing meta-data to install software in a debian package (though
> that is a fine goal to be aiming for), we're fixing such bugs as needed
> to have the software work well on debian (or at least however many bus a
> particular DD feels up to fixing :)).

Good, but think about the ease of reviewing and human time spent in such a 

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