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Re: README.source and documentation updates (was: Re: mesa: Changes to 'debian-unstable')

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:17:42 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:

> >commit aee32cbeae3e76bab261fc02fa5e608b71360439
> >Author: Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>
> >Date:   Sat Sep 24 20:32:27 2011 +0200
> >
> >    Document the symlink dance in README.source.
> Thanks! This was giving me a headache previously.
> Eventually this can be extended by an example how to set up
> .git/gbp.conf so that it does export the git tree and run the symlink
> dance automatically? This works for me:
I personally don't use git-buildpackage or export the tree, so I
wouldn't maintain something like that.

> [git-buildpackage]
> prebuild = find -type l | while read dest; do src=$(readlink -f $dest);
> rm $dest; cp $src $dest; done
> export-dir = ../build-area/
> tarball-dir = ../tarballs/
> Also it would be nice if README.source would have a link to
> http://pkg-xorg.alioth.debian.org/
> (and eventually other places with XSF packaging related information)
> - this probably applies to all packages managed by XSF. Makes it easier
> for non-XSF people to start hacking X properly :-)
Yeah that's probably a good idea.

> Something I didn't find so far are instructions how you would like to
> get patches submitted.
Preferrably, git-formatted patches either directly with git send-email
to debian-x or through the bts (the latter is probably easier to keep
track of).

> Some minor updates for http://wiki.debian.org/Xorg:
> * wheezy has xserver-xorg-core 1.11
> * In the "Video Drivers" section, can you add a link to
>   http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers?
>   (This page mainly talks about the non-free driver).
Feel free to make those changes to the wiki directly.


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