First let me introduce myself, I am Peter Michael Green, cofounder of the
Raspbian project. I have quite a bit of experiance with Debian
Some time ago I put together what I call the "autoforwardporter". The aim of
this is to take downstream changes and apply them on top of new debian uploads.
Originally this was diff/patch based but I got into a conversation with Ian
Jackson at the minidebconf and he convinced me it would be a good idea to use
I can't imagine raspbian is the only project who would find such a tool useful.
OTOH it would be a fair bit of work to clean up the tool to seperate local
raspbian assumptions from more generally applicable functionality.
Are there people who would be interested in using and collaborating on such a
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