On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 03:08:23PM +0000, Manoj Srivastava wrote: > On Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:46:03 -0500, David Nusinow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > > > On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 09:37:24AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote: > >> On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:20:49 +0100, martin f krafft > >> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said: > >> > That does not help me during an NMU from the source package. > >> > >> For an NMU of one of my source packages, if you can't deal with the > >> distributed SCM, then you need not worry about differentiating the > >> feature branches, fix the source conflicts, upload. I'll deal with > >> fallout. Comes with the territory. > > > If you're applying 10 to 20 different feature branches to your > > upstream, then that all comes to the NMU'er as one giant diff. This > > obviously sucks and it's what we've been complaining about Ubuntu > > doing to us for years. We can do better. > > I have hear you say this before, but I am not convinced that the > situations are really similar. You see, with Ubuntu, I do not see any > place they provide the information in a nice separate area, even using > their preferred SCM, bzr. > > That is not the case when using featrure branches, the NMUer can > get the information they need.
Not really, he needs to grok your $SCM, and well, really, nobody but you (and his author maybe, and even that is unsure) grok baz. And not even everybody groks git that I'm so fond of. Having a clean exchange format where _anyone_ groking diff, ls, $EDITOR, their shell and some as basic tools is much much better. Nobody asks you to _work_ with those, it would be just plain great if you just could generate those instead of a big bloat of unreadable diff (maybe your packages don't have megabytes of diffs, but as soon as you relibtoolize a package, they do). IOW, I'm totally seconding David here. -- ·O· Pierre Habouzit ··O [EMAIL PROTECTED] OOO http://www.madism.org
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