Re: [all candidates] on distribution-wide changes and scalability
On 2013-03-17 12:40, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
Do you think that changing X-Vcs-* to Vcs-* is something Debian
actively spend cycles on NMU'ing to change?
Implementing dh(1) or source format 3, notwithstanding their
DD's, is successful if the generated binary packages are the same as
Should we really focus more effort on increasing the existing
No, I don't see a strong argument for it. If, for reasons that I can't
yet imagine, we made a decision that it was important, I would rather
that the transition happened fairly quickly, including NMUs slightly
earlier than I would expect under current guidelines.
As a counter point, in the current cycle I've been involved two
transitions that actually do impact the installed system: multi-arch
hardening build flags. Once the dpkg/apt infrastructure was in place,
archive-wide changes have in my opinion been reasonably successfully
implemented within the timeframe of this release, with the help of
a release goal. Why do we need more tools than we currently have?
If it helps, imagine that I hadn't mentioned the idea yet, and that
instead I mentioned it the next time an agreed transition is being slow.
(Well, preferably just before, with somehow-believed foresight about
the slowness that would occur if nothing changed.)