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Bug#482102: qa.debian.org: intelligent listing of debian/patches, git/quilt v3 format packages, etc

On 20/05/08 at 21:01 +0200, sean finney wrote:
> Package: qa.debian.org
> Severity: wishlist
> Hash: SHA1
> hi,
> this is both a request and an notice of intent that i may try to
> implement something :)
> my proposal is that the current "patches" section on a source package's
> qa package is modified so that the following information is somehow
> provided, where appropriate (depending on structure/format of source
> package naturally).

What you propose sounds like adding a lot of information to the PTS
page. Why did you choose that, instead of a separate website

> - - entire "debian patch"
> - - individual quilt/dpatch patches
> - - individual patches from v3 (quilt) format packages
> - - feature-branch patches for v3 (git) format packages, if possible
>   (would require more thinking through and i do not intend to do this initially)

It's not clear yet whether this format will be accepted in the archive.

> additionally, for each patch, when possible provide the following
> information:
> - - which version of the package introduced it

how are you planning to determine that? why is that important?

> - - any notes at the top of the patch
> - - any relevant vcs metadata
> - - any relevant bts metadata (could be found using heuristics in the
>   previous items)

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