Hi Peter, On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 02:16:27AM +0000, peter green wrote: > 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.
Can you expand on this? We do exactly this in Ubuntu as another Debian derivative, and we are developing a bunch of tooling and workflow around this with a view to eventually being able to automate most of it. We're maintaining a bunch of Ubuntu deltas in git repositories now. We keep the Ubuntu delta as a patch series as a set of git commits (a bit like how git-dpm does it with quilt, but for everything we change, including debian/). We have an "importer" that integrates new Debian and Ubuntu uploads that are being made out of this system automatically. Re-applying changes on top of new Debian uploads is then just a case of "git rebase --onto". This works today. Though we are doing it manually right now, the long term goal is for this to be automatic for the non-conflicting cases, though with human review before upload. > Are there people who would be interested in using and collaborating on > such a tool? Yes, if we can find enough commonality in our needs. Our plans are pretty mature in the details now. Can you tell us more about yours? Robie _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss