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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 08:56:20 am Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> It could possibly be "mole-based" so that it can automatically process any
> new source package that gets uploaded to Debian.
> http://qa.debian.org/cgi-bin/mole/doc
> (The table "devpackages-src" would be your "TodoSource")

thanks for the pointer, i'll look at that.

> Various other considerations that I'd like to add:
> - make it cross-distro from the beginning so that it can contain patches
>   from multiple distributions (ie each patch is associated with one or
>   more distros)

interesting.  i don't see any reason why it couldn't be cross distro, but 
think i will start small and just try to leave room for expansion later.

> - have a generic way to upload patches to this system so that each
>   distribution can extract their patches in the way that they want
>   (rsync over ssh + ssh keys is what mole uses, IMO it would fit the bill
>   here too, you just have to define the format of what gets uploaded)

> - the stuff that extracts Debian patches uploads the required data to the
>   system above

i'm not sure what you mean by "uploading".

> In the long term, I would also like a more interactive web portal around
> this so that people can comment on patches, etc.

another good idea.


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