[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] activites known not to either work at all or not on certin platforms

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Feb 11 14:56:11 EST 2009

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On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 02:26:28PM -0500, Luke Faraone wrote:
>On Feb 11, 2009, at 2:17 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 01:38:27PM -0500, Luke Faraone wrote:

>> 1) You consider packaging Pippy and sugar-base my way equally 
>> complex.
>> 2) Failure to understand my way of sugar-base packaging is your 
>> reason for not packaging *anything* in *any* way through Debian.
>> Or did I miss something?
>Yes, I'm saying the package maintinence operations under
>git-buildpackage are more or less the same. Obviously, you need to
>make changes to the buildfile, etc.
>I also fail to see the use of using git-buildpackage; we aren't going
>to make use of upstream git snapshots and are almost always going to
>be using an upstream tarball. Finally, git versioning and merging is
>of little use since we are using CDBS' patchsystem.

No need to get into details of what exactly is flawed with my packaging 
style, or how you would do things differently:

1) I can continue to do things my way

2) You can continue being ignorant of Debian not mandating a specific 
packaging style.

3) Others are still free to follow my recommendation: Package through 
Debian, not directly at their pet derived distribution, to avoid 
duplicated work.

Thanks for your time, and interest in working together.

  - Jonas

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