[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Bug#498396: Interest in co-maintaining argyll

Jonas Smedegaard, 2009-03-06 14:03:52 +0100 :


>>  As for git, I like it less and less as time passes.
> Please elaborate (or refer to some details somewhere).
> I am curious to know your reasons - even if you do not want to discuss
> them: I want to learn :-)

  I find it obscure, and I don't like to have to wrap my head around
git's concepts when all I want is a VCS.  I don't want to know what a
blob is or what hoops to jump through when all I want is to incorporate
commits from another branch.  I acknowledge many people find it very
powerful, and I tend to agree, I just dislike the way it constantly
reminds me of its presence.

>>  As for CDBS, I don't like it much, but the good news is that it
>>shouldn't be needed anyway.  The current debian/rules file is mostly
>>standard Debhelper stuff, with very little additions, and I'm pretty
>>sure it could be reduced to a handful of lines with Debhelper 7.
> There is more to CDBS than simplifying debhelper.

  I guess so, but does it bring anything here?

> Let's look into that later (if you are interested at all): I am
> interesting in teaming up with you on this even without using CDBS.


>>> That http://bzr.debian.org/users/lolando/argyll/ URL seems empty - is 
>>> that just me unable to express myself in Bazaar?!?
>>  It appears empty because there's no working tree in there, but the
>>data for the branches is present (in .bzr).  To get a copy of the
>>branch, the command is:
>>"bzr branch http://bzr.debian.org/users/lolando/argyll/debian/sid/";
> jonas@auryn:BZR$ bzr branch 
> http://bzr.debian.org/users/lolando/argyll/debian/sid/ argyll
> bzr: ERROR: Transport error: Server refuses to fullfil the request 
> jonas@auryn:BZR$ bzr branch 
> http://bzr.debian.org/users/lolando/argyll/debian/sid/
> bzr: ERROR: Transport error: Server refuses to fullfil the request 
> Do I need something installed in addition to the "bzr" package?

  Ah, yes, for some reason HTTP doesn't work nice with the default
implementation in bzr 1.5.  You can install python-pycurl (which fixes

>>  If you can live with bzr, I'll probably set up a shared repository, 
>>either in a dedicated Alioth project or under pkg-phototools.
> A year ago I would have declined. Now that I have wrapped my mind
> around git I have a feeling I can grasp other distributed VCS'es too.
> In other words: YES! Let's go for it!

  Great :-) Except I'm going on holiday for a week, which means lots of
unexpected and obviously urgent work is heading my way *today* (of
course).  So I encourage you to play with the package, make changes and
patches, and I'll set up the shared repo when I'm back.

Roland Mas

Neko-no me-to, onna-gokoro-to, aki-no-sora. -- Proverbe japonais
(« Souvent femme varie, bien fol est qui s'y fie. »)

Reply to: