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Bug#719702: marked as done ([PATCH] Describe Vcs-Upstream-* tags)

Your message dated Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:47:11 +0200
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regarding [PATCH] Describe Vcs-Upstream-* tags
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--- Begin Message ---
Package: developers-reference
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Dear maintainer,

the attached patch describes the Vcs-Upstream-* tags. See also
http://bugs.debian.org/719701 and

Thanks in advance for merging.
Index: best-pkging-practices.dbk
--- best-pkging-practices.dbk	(revision 10221)
+++ best-pkging-practices.dbk	(working copy)
@@ -412,10 +412,29 @@
+<section id="s6.2.5.3">
+Value of this field should be a <literal>http://</literal> URL pointing to a
+web-browsable copy of the upstream Version Control System repository, if
+The information is meant to be useful for the final user, willing to browse the
+latest upstream work (e.g. when looking for an upstream fix for a bug).
+<section id="s6.2.5.4">
+Value of this field should be the same as in <xref linkend="s6.2.5.2"/>, but
+for the upstream repository instead of the Debian packaging.
 <section id="bpp-debian-changelog">
 <title>Best practices for <filename>debian/changelog</filename></title>

--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message ---
Hi Guillem,

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 15:08:16 +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
>> Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
>> > Currently there's already several possible places this information can
>> > be listed, adding yet another one does not help matters. There's also
>> > proposals around to unify upstream information in a single place,
>> > either
>> Can you point me to these proposals please?
> The information currently could be found in debian/copyright,
> debian/README.source, debian/rules get-orig-source target, the
> proposal to extend the debian/watch file [0] and the draft proposal
> of debian/upstream (DEP12) [1].
> [0] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/04/msg00087.html>
> [1] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/01/msg00004.html>
> Also while looking for these I stumbled over an old proposal for
> exactly this which I had forgotten:
>   <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/04/msg00356.html>
> Given the above I'm tempted to just tag this wontfix for now and close
> it as long as there's no consensus on the project about the best place
> to put this. Meanwhile, for experimenting purposes one can always use
> XS- field specifiers.
Agreed, thus closing the relevant bugs. Thanks.

Best regards,

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