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Re: Is there any point in loading SVN with outdated upstream source?

On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 03:06:04PM -0300, David Bremner wrote:
> anymore, but I'm still a bit skeptical.  If there was a tradition of
> going through and cleaning each other's packages in the team then maybe
> it would make more sense to me. I understand it is within the definition
> of team maintenance, it just seems like an odd place to start, and
> potential source of friction.

As far as I understand the consensus about SVN usage upstream sources
should have never been there.  Unfortunately the Debian Science policy
document is far from finished so it is not documented and you can just
draw this conclusion from the general usage.
> Of course if concensus amoung SVN using team members is that this is
> fine, by all means, go ahead.

I understood the usage consensus always like this.  I'm also a big
friend of spending time on doing actions rather than spending too much
time in discussion.  There is always a chance to revert a change ...
> P.S. For the record, my upstream source is in git, and it is not there by
> accident ;).

That's consensus for Git usage and that's why I suggested to those
people who might need upstream source to use Git rather than SVN.
Kind regards

     Andreas (who just removed packages/arpack/branches)


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