Romain Lenglet wrote: > > This looks like separated issues: fixes of the debian > > directory may go in the Xenomai svn repository, and cause a > > debian package update without a new upstream release. But > > there are maybe other issues ? > > Alright, but we should be able to make changes in both the > Xenomai code and the Debian files, independently. > If a package has been released, then if we want to release a new > revision of the package that corrects Debian-only issues, then > we must be able to ignore any modification in the repository > that do not concern the Debian files, to create the new package. > > We can do that with either separate repositories, or branches in > svn.
Handling a separate branch mean seems a lot of maintenance, whereas updates of the debian packaging system would go in the debian directory (I mean, except manapges ;-), and work on the trunk would never change the debian directory. Maybe a lighter solution would be to maintain the debian directory at another place in the repository, for example in packages/debian, and to make it appear in trunk using the subversion svn:external attribute. This way the debian directory would appear in all the releases of xenomai. -- Gilles Chanteperdrix.