[Pkg-bazaar-maint] Bundling several plugins in a new bzr-plugins (Debian/Ubuntu) package?

Adeodato Simó dato at net.com.org.es
Fri Dec 28 17:17:21 UTC 2007

* Jelmer Vernooij [Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:00:43 +0100]:

> > If I don't receive strong rationales against it, I'll go ahead an file
> > an ITP.
> What exactly is the rationale for it? 

There is bzrtools, which provides a nice set of plugins, and then there
is "the rest". I think it'd be useful to somehow do again what bzrtool
does, by collecting from "the rest" those that the users may find more
useful, instead of having them go fetch them themselves.

I think that it'd be good, because at the moment there's quite a bit of
useful functionality diseminated in various plugins, and when users need
it, they must go and find their location, grab it themselves, keep it
updated, etc. If some distribution person makes that work for them, I
think they'll be pleased.

> Smaller packages don't need to be uploaded as much as bigger ones.
> bzr-email hasn't been updated in a long time because there was no need
> to. 

Yeah, but since we are talking about very small sized packages, I don't
think this matters much.

> My main concern is that an API change in upstream Bazaar can break one
> of the plugins, making the whole package less usable (because of
> warnings about being unable to load a plugin.

On the other hand, this is a valid concern, but I'd prefert to see how
it works out in practice. Maybe we don't get so many incompatibilities
after all, of we are able to solve them timely?


Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
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