On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 06:25:04PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> while I dropped some README.status inside the old repository.  Since I
> have no idea about gdal somebody needs to check everything (probably
> also for updates by upstream - from my point of view it would really
> help to convince upstream to use release tags and drop the debian/ dir.

Eh, this is a problem often present also in other software, but it depends
definitively on upstream dev team ideas. Grass developers had no time/interest
in supporting packaging and indeed have dropped the debian/ dir for years.
The same did not happen in the qgis world, because their release cycle is
too fast for Debian. I found practical cloning and merging via git 
their tree adding minimal changes when required: something a bit more
complicated than the usual upstream+debian git branch, but it works.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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