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Bug#962697: RFS: ace/6.5.8+dfsg-1 [RC] -- makefile, project, and workspace creator

Hi Tobi,

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 12:25 PM Tobias Frost <tobi@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Sudip,
> thanks for the update. Looks good, but before uploading:
> Is there a reason not to package 6.5.9?

Only reason is that ftp-masters have already reviewed 6.5.8 and so I
think it becomes easier for them if we upload the same version again
with only the changes they have pointed out. Atleast, thats what I
realized from the past uploads.

> For future uploads there are a few modernization possiblities,
> like please check whether get-orig.sh be replaced by using
> Files-Excluded; please check if you decide to package 6.5.9.

I thought about that, but didn't wanted to change it now. Will do it
definitely for the next upload.

> Maybe d/rules could be refactored as some of
> the bits are probably standard in newer debhelper now, like
> the hardening and the manual configure target. Did not check
> if it makes sense, but would be cool if you could take a look
> or at least put it on your To-Do list.

Yes. I will also move to compat level 13 and at the same time rework on d/rules.


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