Rohan has asked me to write down here an opinion I have wrt repos, which might not be clear from my previous mails.
I do really prefer to have separate Qt repos for each distribution. I don't really mind if a distribution clones our repos and works from there, but I *do* mind derivatives working in our repos. In my point of view people wanting to change/improve something in Debian should present patches until we know we can trust them to push the commits themselves. Then Rohan asked me a good question: "you'd rather have potentially reusable contributions scattered around in a different repo where you probably won't see them?" The answer is: yes. Like we do with Fedora and Suse and... every other distro. From time to time I check what other distros are shipping and why, just by looking at their repos. If I want a patch of them I clone their repos and get their patch. But this happens not very often: we normally do our best to push stuff directly upstream. Moreover we have a policy of not accepting patches if they have not been ACKed by upstream first, except for very debian-specific ones and some very special cases, like the patch for sni-qt requred in qt4. Sum up to that that we don't have ACLs for allowing specific people to push to specific branches, meaning that anyone who can commit can do it wherever [s]he wants. So, unless convinced otherwise, I'm against sharing repos. -- La mejor prueba de que la navegación en el tiempo no es posible, es el hecho de no haber sido invadidos por masas de turistas provenientes del futuro. Stephen Hawking Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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