Adopting jack-tools

Arnout Engelen arnouten at
Wed Aug 18 18:57:01 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 05:40:44PM +0200, Alessio Treglia wrote:
> > On the other hand it makes sense to have debian-multimedia packages in a
> > consistent format, so perhaps it'd be best to maintain this package outside of
> > debian-multimedia? What do you think?
> IMHO quality increases as well as the number of people working on, so
> playing in a team is always the best choice.
> Anyway, we could use both:
>  - git to store the packaging
>  - darcs to retrieve the original tarball, for example by putting a
> get-orig-source target in debian/rules

OK, I took some time to investigate this approach. The Darcs route has some
definite advantages (it generally seems less complicated and requires less
custom scripting to fetch the latest version from upstream. More importantly,
the Debian Darcs repo would have a complete patch-by-patch history going back 
to the start of the original repo - the Debian Git repo will only have a 
manual-update-by-manual-update history going back until now).  

On the other hand, git should work fine, too, so I guess I should stick to 

Could you add me to the alioth project so I can check them into git there?

Until that time I uploaded a new version to

- URL:
- Source repository: deb-src unstable main contrib non-free
- dget

Kind regards,


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