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

On Wed, 21 May 2008, sean finney wrote:
> > 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.

Sure, just add the required field now but always put Debian in it. :)

> > - 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".

Well, you'll have a web page to display the patches and the information,
and you'll have some script that extract the patches and the

Uploading is the process used by the scripts to make patches available on
the web interface. It makes sense to decouple both parts as the extraction
scripts might run on several machines (one for each distro for instance).

Raphaël Hertzog

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