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. manoj -- Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/> 1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B 924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss