On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <> wrote:
> From now on I will stay away whenever my intended help involves CDBS (for
> packages not already using it), as that is essentially what you tell me to
> do.

I admire you and your work, I think you're are a great experienced
Debian Developer but your words sound really odd to me.

As you know, I prefer using DH but this doesn't make me refuse to help
anyone who would like to maintain an interesting package using CDBS
only (or CDBS+debhelper) rather than the abbreviated pure DH7
short-form. Of course I suggest to my sponsorees to use DH, but if
they feel more comfortable to choose some other tool which allows them
to do an appreciable job well, I can assure you that I don't raise any
particular objections. Even if they decide to not follow my advices
and go on using CDBS.

The reason is easy to find: we are a team and IMHO what we should do
is a collaborative effort.
That is a bit different from playing against ourselves.

Alessio Treglia <>
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