Re: Working on debian developer's reference and "best packaging practices"
>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
Anthony> Julian, please note the above: this is "who's talking about
Anthony> dpkg anyway".
This is getting no where fast.
Anthony> There is _absolutely_ no call for other packaging tools, and
Anthony> absolutely _no_ need for a standard to make this easy or
Yeah, right. There is never any need for competition or
diversification, or any standards that may acknowledge the difference
between an interface and documentation of a specific implementation.
Anthony> . Reforming policy into a pointless standards
Anthony> document, while gutting all the useful best practices
Anthony> information into an as-yet hypothetical new document seems a
Anthony> lot like a pointless exercise in bureacracy.
Whatever. I see you have no interest in meaningful dialog
(pointless standard), I'll refrain from pointing out that policy has
always defined the format of version numbers, Control files,
changelogs, and other details of how a package interfaces with the
packaging system. Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the curtrent
policy already define the interface.
Either you are trolling, or you haven't read policy in a long
while. In any case, I am getting tired of this discussion. Or, to use
your own brilliant repartee, *yawn*.
Anthony> As one of the agitators for a policy team rather than a
Anthony> policy dictator, one might've hoped that at the very least
Anthony> you might at least try to reach a consensus, rather than
Anthony> dictating from on high about what policy will and won't be.
Had I been a dictator (unlike the RM), we would never have
been having this pointlessly futile discussion. However, you are not
yet the be all and end all of the project, despite whatever you may
think, and if we stopped doing things at the behest of a single
person, nothing wou;d ever get done.
"Well," said Programmer, "the customary procedure in such cases is as
follows." "What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?" said End-user.
"For I am an End-user of Very Little Brain, and long words bother
me." "It means the Thing to Do." "As long as it means that, I don't
mind," said End-user humbly. Chris Mathes, uunet!metter!chris, with
apologies to C. Robin And W. T. Pooh
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