Re: Direct commits to packages' VCS (Was: DEP1: Non Maintainer Uploads)
On 14/08/08 at 09:45 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 07:55:02PM -0300, Stefano Zacchiroli a écrit :
> > --- pkgs.dbk.orig 2008-08-13 16:44:44.000000000 -0600
> > +++ pkgs.dbk 2008-08-13 16:52:12.000000000 -0600
> > @@ -1892,6 +1892,14 @@
> > might be helpful).
> > </para>
> > <para>
> > +While preparing the patch, you should better be aware of any package-specific
> > +practices that the maintainer might be using. Taking them into account reduces
> > +the burden of getting your changes integrated back in the normal package
> > +workflow and thus increases the possibilities that that will happen. A good
> > +place where to look for for possible package-specific practices is
> > +<ulink url="&url-debian-policy;ch-source.html#s-readmesource"><literal>debian/README.source</literal></ulink>.
> > +</para>
> > +<para>
> > Unless you have an excellent reason not to do so, you must then give some time
> > to the maintainer to react (for example, by uploading to the
> > <literal>DELAYED</literal> queue). Here are some delays that you could use as
> Hi all,
> I would prefer a stronger wording, for example:
> While preparing the patch, pease take them into account the
> package-specific practices documented by the maintainer in <ulink
> If your NMU is not an urgent matter, it is your responsability to
> reduce the burden of getting your changes integrated back in the
> normal package workflow.
I prefer Stefano's patch: it's more generic and covers stuff that could
be included in README.source in the future.
I applied Stefano's patch.
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