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Bug#636679: Sponsoring apitrace package for Debian

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 12:16:15AM +0010, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:

> >Ok, found something in git://git.debian.org/pkg-xorg/app/apitrace.git.
> >Some issues:
> >
> >- It's an old version, latest is 5.0. Do you intend to update this
> >package?
> Yes; I'm about halfway through doing so. As you might have noticed, the
> annoying bit is extracting a bunch of embedded code copies - zlib, snappy,
> png.
> I hit my buildsystem-madness threshold and then got busy with other things.
> I'll see if I can finish this off tonight.

Great! Just let me know when you think you have something ready for upload
then :)

> >- Why use pristine-tar when upstream does not provide any tarballs at all?
> So people can easily build packages requiring Debian-only updates given only
> the git packaging branch, rather than the packaging branch plus downloading
> the tarball from the Debian archives.

Ok, I hadn't thought of that. I've never used the git packaging method myself.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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