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Re: DEP5: CANDIDATE and ready for use in squeeze+1

On Thu, Jan 06, 2011 at 08:55:38PM +0000, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> I have just pushed out the CANDIDATE version of DEP5 to the DEP
> subversion repository.  DEP5 is the specification for a
> machine-readable format for debian/copyright files, the use of which
> will be optional.

That's great!, thanks, my dear bikeshed-painter-master! :)

> The bzr repository for DEP5 will now be frozen. All further changes
> will happen in the DEP svn repository, until the spec moves to
> debian-policy.

I suggest mailing this to d-d-a as well, as it's a project-wide
development announcement, on which we might benefit from review/feedback
from all devs, in order to spot issues before it gets integrated into

Also, we should probably send out a sort of "call for implementation" of
the *present* draft, as it would be nice to have working code, as well
as policy integration, before moving DEP5 to ACCEPTED. In this case,
working code should probably look like parsers and/or generators. AFAIR
we used to have at least 2 such implementations for DEP5:

- a config-model DEP5 description
- an Emacs mode for machine-readable debian/copyright

... but they were most likely referring to past versions of the spec,
hence possibly in need of some revamping.

Thanks again,

Stefano Zacchiroli -o- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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