[Pkg-phototools-devel] Writing the group Policy

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Sun Dec 30 18:56:43 UTC 2007


On Sun, Dec 30, 2007 at 07:25:34PM +0100, David Paleino wrote:
> I think we should write a "group Policy", something like [1].

Did you see Cyril's email ([1]) on that topic?

> There we should write how debian/control must be formatted, what build system
> to use, and so on.

I don't really like to make a policy on that kind of stuff. Different people
prefer different tools and I don't see any reason to force them to use
something they don't really like.

> Why not adding the "primary responsible" to Maintainer field? Something like:
> Maintainer: PhotoTools Maintainers <>, Foo Bar <>
> Uploaders: Foo Baz <>, Baz Bar <>

No - the "Maintainer" field may only include a single entry. See policy 5.6.2
(in contrast "Uploaders" [please note the plural, see 5.6.3] contains a list).


[1] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-phototools-devel/2007-December/000008.html

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