Ian Jackson writes ("Re: Intent to commit craziness - source package unpacking"): > Thanks for your comments. I feel unblocked :-).
So, I now intend to go and implement my plan. There will be a little while (perhaps a few weeks) before I am in a postion to release this in dgit 2.0. But after I do that, I will not want to change the import algorithm again: it is important that the imports be as stable as possible. So now would be a good time for maintainers of git packaging tools (eg git-dpm and gpb) to have an opinion about the detail of the generated pseudohistory - in particular, the detail of the commits generated from the `3.0 (quilt)' dpkg-source patches. Also, I would welcome suggestions for what kind of compatibility test I could perform on such a series of commits. dgit has an extensive test suite (advertised via autopkgtest) which would be well-suited to such a compatibility test. An example of such a tree might be, "split out the patch queue part of the git pseudohistory and feed it to gbp-pq, asking gbp-pq to regenerate the source package, and expect the output to be identical to the original input source package". Guido, if I get the preconditions right, should I expect such a test to pass ? Is there a risk it would break in the future due to changes in gbp-pq's conversion algorithm ? I confess that I am less familiar with git-dpm. I don't know what I should be thinking about to try to make the output most useful to git-dpm users. (I also don't know whether the goals of helping git-dpm users and gbp-pq users, and potentially users of any other tools, are in conflict. It would be annoying if these tools would disagree about the best form of import of a particular patch queue: the import algorithm should be the same for different dgit users, so I wouldn't be able to make this a per-user configuration option and would have to choose..) Thanks, Ian. -- Ian Jackson <ijack...@chiark.greenend.org.uk> These opinions are my own. If I emailed you from an address @fyvzl.net or @evade.org.uk, that is a private address which bypasses my fierce spamfilter. _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss