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
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with
Manoj Srivastava <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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