Bug#657393: RFS: skstream/0.3.6-1 [ITA] -- IOStream C++ socket Library
* Stephen M. Webb <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-01-25, 17:39:
dget -x http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/s/skstream/skstream_0.3.8-1.dsc
Changes since the last upload:
skstream (0.3.8-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* new maintainer (closes: #653977)
This is a bit misleading. It would normally interpret such item as "I
set myself as Maintainer". But this is not what happened here: you
set Debian Games Team as maintainer, and added yourself to Uploaders. I
think this should be written explicitly in the changelog.
Now, I don't know what this package has to do with games, but if DGT
fold don't mind, meh. (I'm not one of them, which is also a good excuse
not to sponsor this package. :P)
* renamed binary packages due to SONAME change
But here are reverse-dependencies of the old binary package. Which means
that uploading this to unstable starts a transition. What this discussed
with the release team? It probably should, even though the number of
involved packages is small.
That said, the best moment to talk to the release team would be after
the package has been thoroughly reviewed (thus: not yet).
* moved to debhelper 8
What does this mean?
I see that you rewrote debian/rules from scratch, apparently introducing
regressions... Is that a part of "moved to debhelper 8"?
Does you new d/rules support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt like the old one
did? Are you sure that there are no other regressions?
* added debian/symbols file
This looks a bit suspicious. Symbols that exist only on amd64? I
seriously doubt it...
* debian/copyright: convert to DEP-5 format
I see no such changes to debian/copyright in my debdiff.
You converted the package to source format 3.0 (quilt), but this is not
documented in the changelog.
Why is the patch name 0001-gcc-4.4.patch if the description is "fixes
compilation errors with GCC **3.3**" (emphasis mine).