On Wed, Oct 01 2008, Aidan Van Dyk wrote:

> * Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [081001 20:46]:
>> > This might be you, but not the rest of the world. Also, people are
>> > hardly trying to develop large and nifty features in their
>> > debian/patches/ seriously. These are for tracking divergencies, not
>> > accepted upstream X.Y for any reason.
>>         I was hoping that a solution for cross distro patch sharing is
>>  going to work for more than toy patches. If not, this whole effort is a
>>  colossal waste of time.

> But why aren't these patches going upstream?  Upstream *is* the sharing
> point between distros.

        Some do. Some take time getting accepted (make releases less
 often than Debian). I've carried mailagent patches for 10 years until
 they got accepted. Some represent a disagreement between upstream and
 me. So those features remain a Debian only feature.  I also keep stuff
 required by Debian policy in distinct feature branches -- often, these
 are not feasible upstream, since not all other distributions conform to
 Debian policy.

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with
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