About Debian Science Policy Manual

Manuel Prinz debian at pinguinkiste.de
Wed Aug 27 21:01:12 UTC 2008

> At Tue, 12 Aug 2008 22:35:13 +0200, Frederic Lehobey wrote:
> > I would say yes because it is closer to the maintenance practice
> > described here:
> > https://penta.debconf.org/dc8_schedule/events/233.en.html (video
> > should be available soon). Even though the maintenance described by
> > Martin F. Krafft might be seen a bit complicated, I advocate being as
> > close to it or as compatible as possible with it, as its main goal is
> > being able to share patches and repositories with other distributions.

Am Samstag, den 23.08.2008, 17:41 -0300 schrieb David Bremner:
> This workflow, or something like it, does seem worth at least
> trying. I think before we get anywhere near policy, we need to try out
> a few packages in this style.

I just watched the video and have to say that the workflow, thought it
may seem a little complicated at first, is pretty much what I do and
what I had in mind when writing policy. TopGit seems to ease the whole
procedure a lot, though I had no time to try it yet.

I hope to spend some more time on the policy in the near future, as soon
as I've caught up with other Debian stuff. I'm not sure whether it's
reasonable to include the current workflow in the policy as it may drive
the unexperienced user nuts. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine any
cases where VCS (or Git, specifically) get more complicated than that.
So once one understood that (and/or learned by example), one is able to
handle 99% of all Git situations that one runs into.

I'd like to know if people here think we should push this workflow by
our policy or encourage people to come up with there own ones. I'm very
interested in the opinion of people who have little or no VCS experience
so far (and are willing to give them a chance).

Best regards
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