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Re: DEP1: Clarifying policies and workflows for Non Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)

On 26/05/08 at 09:17 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Hi Bas, and Lucas,
> Le Sun, May 25, 2008 at 08:50:45AM +0200, Bas Wijnen a écrit :
> > 
> > In some cases, the maintainer might allow direct commit to the package's
> > VCS repository. We felt that it was not a good idea to include this in
> > the DEP, because:
> Actually, this leaves open the question whether the diff of the NMU
> should be done against the current package in the Debian archive or the
> work in progress in the maintainers VCS repository). One is clearer to
> the users, and one is more useful for the maintainers. Which one do you
> recommend?

Let 1.0-1 be the version in the archive, 1.0-2 the version being
worked on in the VCS repository.

An NMUer is very likely to base his NMU on 1.0-1, because he will try to
do only the relevant changes to fix the bug he is interested in. In that
case, the only logical choice is to use 1.0-1 as the basis for the diff.
And it's actually more useful for the maintainer, don't you think so?
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