[Sugar-devel] [SoaS] Policy for activities for downstream inclusion

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Sep 15 10:13:49 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 03:38:34PM +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
>Excerpts from David Farning's message of Wed Sep 15 14:28:05 +0200 2010:
>> >> We should not go from the git repository. Either use the .xo or a 
>> >> tarball.
>> For the entire 'why' I will have to refer you to the the Debain 
>> mailing lists. /me ducks The short answer is Debian packaging is 
>> premised on the idea of a 'pristine source' which historically has 
>> been a publicly available tarball.
>I understand that part. However it sounded like Simon implied it would 
>be bad behaviour if a distro maintainer fetched from git even if the 
>git repo is appropriately tagged and exactly matched the tarball. But 
>maybe I just misinterpreted his mail.
>FWIW, the ability to pull both Debian package management files and 
>updated upstream source from git repos and combine them locally to 
>produce snapshot packages for testing has been very useful to me. I 
>would love to see more maintainers use git repos in a way that enables 


My earlier statements have been about *official* downstream package 
releases.  Proper tagging upstream helps tremendously in the _process_ 
of preparing packages downstream, automating snapshot releases etc.

  - Jonas

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