On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 01:32:55PM -0800, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> The other obvious option is to not ship a version in stretch and rely on
> stretch-backports, if diffoscope development hasn't yet settled down
> enough (will it ever) for a Debian stable release cycle...


backports master have *always* be against such method.
If you upload something to backports you're committing to ship that in
the next stable release.

(capitalized, as it happens too often that somebody wants to do it, and
then it causes a lot of noise in debian-backports (either IRC or ML),
everybody gets more annoyed, etc.)

> How does trydiffoscope fit into the picture? Is it sufficiently isolated
> that the heavy lifting offloaded to a network service is more
> maintainable for a stable release?

It's a difference source package, with a difference schedule, etc.  How
does it fit in this topic?  :)

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