On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 11:06:34AM -0700, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Actually, since Carl is a DD now, I've already nudged him about
> maintaining a Debian package, and offered to help.  Perhaps your work
> will provide additional motivation.  ;-)

Yeah, I realized that Carl and Keith are I think both DDs, but as
someone else pointed out to me, they've probably already got their
hands full as it is.  In any rate, building the packaging was mostly
for my own elucidation (I have never used git-buildpackage before),
and to prompt getting it into debian sooner.

> FWIW, it's entirely possible to configure git-buildpackage to package
> directly from the master branch.  I do that with AltOS, details can be
> found in the fw/altos repo on git.gag.com if you're curious.  There are
> various ways you could do this, but I've put a hook in .gbp.conf that
> invokes a new debian/rules 'prebuild' target...  This allows me to just
> run 'git-buildpackage' any time we want fresh packages, and get a Debian
> changelog crafted from the git commit logs since the last time I built a
> Debian package.

What I put together does build almost directly from the master
branch.  I just renamed my master "upstream".  I did create a separate
changelog, mostly because I like having more direct control over what
goes in them, but I'm curious about how changelogs would be crafted
from the git logs.

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