On Sun, Apr 04, 2010 at 02:26:48PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote: > So regarding a) I believe it boils down to a guestion of whether or not > you will find it annoying that I isolate the changes between latest > upstream tarball and the VCS snapshot that you prepared, and include > that difference as a patch?
I don't find this annoying, I could perfectly live with it. My personal opinion is quite the opposite, I hate tarballs, I believe they're obsolete in times of version control systems, they complicate work due to always being outdated and so on and so on. But since this is a developer's point of view and not a packager's perspective, I'm fine with pristine tarballs and, if need be, one additional vcs diff. (where's the difference to directly basing everything on a vcs checkout and strip this one?) > Regarding b) that other ongoing discussion touched the general concern > of complicating maintainance in this team by having multiple packaging > styles. What I've seen in the team so far: make it work. Besides this, there are no to few rules. We don't have a "please beginners" policy. > So I guess b) boils down to a question if you will allow me to infest > the JACK packaging with even more CDBS now, potentially making it > cumbersome to change later when maybe the team decides to avoid CDBS? I guess we won't vote against CDBS, so, yes please, go ahead. ;) >> In other words: if you say that tarball+vcs-patch is the right way to >> address all the copyright issues in the jackd2 package, then go ahead. > Define "right way". It certainly is "my way" :-) You are the DD, I'm only the DM. I'm more involved upstream, you downstream. In other words, you know what's right for Debian, I know what's right for jackd (again: developer vs. packager). >> Could give a little hint how to repackage/strip new upstream versions, >> so more than one person in the team knows how to do it? ;) > > Most certainly: > > dch -bv 1.9.5-1 > debian/rules get-orig-source Is there a list of CDBS targets? This looks interesting. To me, the package looks good. If you like, base it on 1.9.5 and upload it. I think I'll be able to cope with CDBS, it surely has some good features, especially the copyright checks. In case of problems, I'd simply ask you. ;) Cheerio PS: You might want to join #debian-multimedia on irc.oftc.net. It's sometimes easier to answer questions in realtime. -- mail: a...@thur.de http://adi.thur.de PGP/GPG: key via keyserver _______________________________________________ pkg-multimedia-maintainers mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/pkg-multimedia-maintainers