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Re: DEP-5 versioned URI / Lintian complains

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 1:45 AM, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
> Le Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 05:42:29AM +0000, Samuel Bronson a écrit :
>> Russ Allbery <rra <at> debian.org> writes:
>> > Daniel Stender <daniel <at> danielstender.com> writes:
>> >
>> > > For the very next of my commits,
>> >
>> > > 1) what URI should I give to the very next commits, and should I just
>> > > just disregard the Lintian complain
>> >
>> > For right now, I would ignore the complaint and use an unversioned URL,
>> > since so far as I can tell there is no versioned URL currently available
>> > that takes you straight to the current text of the document.  However, I
>> > may have missed something.
>> Actually, there is <http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep5/copyright-
>> format.xml?revision=269&view=markup>. Not exactly the most readable, but it does
>> work.
> Hello Samuel,
> I do not recommend to use this URL.  The current draft will not have normative
> changes anymore, so you can use:
>  http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/
> The DEP is in a final review stage.  Unless additional delays, I will probably
> mark it accepted next week, and the above URL will become valid immediately
> after the next Policy upload.

I personally don't like to use URLs that aren't yet valid... makes it
hard to look up what  they are!

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