[sword-devel] New public git mirror of Sword SVN trunk and why

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 18 10:15:39 MST 2012

On 18 December 2012 13:28, Matěj Cepl <mcepl at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 18/12/12 01:10, Greg Hellings wrote:
>> were mentioned (but Linux packagers will absolute forbid that); once
> That's just plainly not true if that should read "all Linux packagers"
> ... see for example
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:NamingGuidelines#Snapshot_packages
> (I don't know Debian policy enough anymore, so I cannot point you to the
> URL). The world is just not so neat anymore, so large distribution
> couldn't survive insisting on having only releases with nice tags.

Debian policy does support for snapshot packaging, where & when appropriate

But stable & longer-term supported release are more appropriate for
Debian as a rule of thumb.

> Yes, many packagers (me included) hugely prefer having released
> tarballs, but it does not mean there is no way at all.

But I package stable releases + selective patches. Which goes both
ways. I had to disable binding for wheezy release, due to FTBFS with
new gcc & no patches available to resolve the issue. Now wheezy is
frozen, and new features are not accepted. Oh well, bindings didn't
make it into previous release & will not make it into the current one

> Also, yes, it is hugely preferable to have as few as possible patches in
> the distribution packages, but it is not like the end of the world if
> there are some. Especially patch which resolves FTBFS on the particular
> platform is quite common.

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