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Re: Sponsors and ‘UNRELEASED’ suite (was: RFS: Didjvu, Djvusmooth, Ocrodjvu, Pybtex)

On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 08:18:41AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Moving this non-Python part of the discussion to ‘debian-mentors’.
> Stefano Rivera <stefano@rivera.za.net> writes:
> > First, we don't tag releases until they are uploaded. You can leave the
> > changelog entry as UNRELEASED, and the sponsor will fix that and tag on
> > upload.
> Is this common practise among sponsors?

No, it's merely the convention of the Python application/modules teams in
the SVN repository. This workflow (UNRELEASED until ready, tagged
after upload) helps keep the package entropy tracker sane while multiple
contributors are committing changes.

> I was under the impression that the maintainer should create the package
> exactly as it should be uploaded into Debian, and the sponsor can expect
> to make no modifications before re-building. So I always put the
> intended target suite in the changelog entry.

Wheras this is the convention of the mentors list, where it's accepted that
a .dsc should be presented with zero or little modification required.

Jonathan Wiltshire

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