[Pkg-fonts-devel] Importing upstream "source" in SVN

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Nov 10 06:30:52 UTC 2009

I began importing (with svn-load) some upstream "source" files in out

This is something I do for samba packages maintenance (actually, this
is something Steve Langasek convinced me to do) as it makes easier to
manages new upstream versions and keep history of upstream
changes....plus make it easier to merge upstream changes.

Of course, that's much more obvious on complex packages and probably
less immediately useful on our very simple packages, where "upstream
source" is sometimes a single TTF file.

Still, I did that for ttf-dzongkha and ttf-lao as an example. See
debian/README.source for these packages to get the picture (that also
involves tagging upstream releases in <package>/tags

Here as well, I'm considering to do this in other packages. Davide, I
think it would particularly be great for ttf-freefont and ttf-dejavu
that are probably the two with the most complex history and upstream.


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