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


On Wednesday 21 May 2008 07:02:30 am Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> What you propose sounds like adding a lot of information to the PTS
> page. Why did you choose that, instead of a separate website
> (http://patches.d.o)?

after looking over the sources for the pts, i agree that the best place to do 
this is no in the pts itself, but to have a portal/summary from the pts to a 
page with the full information.

> > - - 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.

right, that is simply me acknowledging that this is a potential case that 
could be covered.

> > 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?

how is perhaps left for future exploration, but i assume via tracking each 
source package upload.  as for why, i thought it was pretty self-evident.

> > - - 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)
> example?

i'll try and generate (or create a mock-up page at least) over the next few 
days for an example package or two.


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