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Re: Working on debian developer's reference and "best packaging practices"

>>"Adam" == Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:

 Adam> We(Wichert and I) implement features that users want, when we
 Adam> have time.  We implement those that are interesting to us when
 Adam> we have free time.  I don't think either one of us would feel
 Adam> comfortable being led by another group.

	Strawman. The policy group shall never propose additions to
 dpkg functionality, the way the section shalll be formulated. What
 shall be in the section is what the maintainers _must_ have in order
 for their packages to be built.  This is the core interface that dpkg
 already presents -- and I am sure you and wiggy have no desire to
 yank that from the developers.

	Having that in policy serves two purposes -- it is a quick,
 minimal reference to the standard interface to packaging tools for
 debian developers, and it shall be the common basis that any other
 packaging tool apart from dpkg must implement in order to qualify.

	There is no intention to have the policy group add
 functionality that the dpkg folks then _must_ implement. 

	From time to time, the dpkg authors could ask for additional
 functions to be added to the core set, at your discretion, when you
 think it has become a part of the standard interface debian packages
 have to the packaging system(s).

 I'm not prejudiced, I hate everyone equally.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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