also sprach David Futcher <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008.10.30.1044 +0100]: > This is mainly an ease of use/usability thing. Ubuntu is trying to > move to using bzr (and only bzr) for managing packages. Part of > our freeze exception process requires a diffstat of the patch, so > the idea was to make creating diffstats from bzr branches as easy > (and as integrated) as possible. Doesn't bzr have aliases? Wouldn't it be better to recommend patchutils and use its diffstat with a pipe? To be fair, Git does integrate its own diffstat too, but that's not saying that this is the way to do it, because ... > The plan upstream is also to "extend" the functionality of a diffstat > (sounds silly I know), for example adding colouring (Small changes > would be green, bigger changes would be red). Things like that would > greatly help the Ubuntu release team make decisions much quicker. ... those changes should go into patchutils, really, don't you think? I don't like the fact that Git duplicated the functionality. > If you do not think this is a good enough rationale, then I will > be glad to look at packaging more software and look forward to > working with Debian again. Part of the packaging process is to make those decisions, even if others disagree. I am by no means an authority, but I do think that this could be solved in a more Unix-y fashion. I hope you'll find some time to consider it and make the right decision. -- .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, author, administrator, and user `. `'` http://people.debian.org/~madduck - http://debiansystem.info `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing systems anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
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