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Re: Idea for maintaining packages up for adoption

On Tue, Jul 12, 2005 at 04:32:30PM +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> I'm still not convinced that this is really superior to just let them
> submit patches to the BTS, especially when considering the overhead of
> maintaining the repository and recording changes there. Not to give a
> false impression: I would certainly never try to really maintain a
> package without using a VCS but in the case of orphaned packages were
> I will in most cases only make one or two uploads that is a real
> overhead IMHO.

Things like svn-buildpackage let you just build a package from er SVN
obviously but this is a real win compared to having to search the BTS
for many patches, find the last one in each case (in case they went
through revisions) and then apply them before finally building a

This is just one way but I think keeping them all in some form of
version control is better and gives contributors more of a sense of
achievement than just a patch that might be ignored.

If only every package used alioth or similar...

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