Hi Francesco.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 08:23:49PM +0100, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> 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.

Well, if you think it is not worth contacting them that's perfectly fine
for me.  I did some further changes to the packaging including closing
#732389 which was probably your request regarding gdal.  If somebody
would update to latest upstream to close #700614 I thinks the package is
ready for uploading.  I personally would hesitate to do this Git magic
since it would be the first time for me to use this workflow without
upstream tarball.  BTW, the most important argument I have against this
method is that we are not able to write a proper watch file.

So if somebody volunteers to upgrade to latest upstream and upload or
ask me for sponsering this task should be done.

Kind regards



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