[Pkg-xen-devel] patches from debian/patches into xen-unstable and 3.2

Ralph Passgang ralph at debianbase.de
Mon Dec 10 20:04:59 UTC 2007

Hi Ian,

because you haven't recieved any answer on your mail, at least my opinion is 
clear: that would be great and at least I would approve that very much, but 
I guess all other involved people would like that too. simple debian 
packages with only a simple patches & rule/control files are always better 
then unneccessary complex packages.

I think some aspects of the debian package got quite complex since the old 
2.0 releases years ago (including the patches), and I think it would help 
to reduce that complexity. Don't get me wrong, the resulting xen packages 
are working great, but they are not made for easy maintainace of the 
packages source files. Helping from the upstream side could be good to 
archive that. I think upstream didn't really focused on that in the past. 
Xen has awsome code, but sometimes old relases on their homepage and stuff 
like that. So upstream seem to be genious at programming but not so good at 
releasing :)

I think most of the patches are from Bastian, so if you have question about 
some of the patches, ask him or better the list. I think someone always 
knows the answer :)


Am Freitag, 7. Dezember 2007 19:06:16 schrieb Ian Jackson:
> I would like to try to reduce the size of large pile of patches in
> debian/patches by providing most of the relevant configurability the
> upstream build system.
> Would you approve of that ?  Do you have any opinions on how it ought
> to be done ?
> The current package gives the impression that the patches have just
> sort of accumulated, so I think it might be best if I tried to divine
> what the purpose of each one was and provided a way to achieve the
> same objective.  That would naturally be somewhat disruptive for your
> merging, but of course at the moment there seem to be merge conflicts
> in the patch set very often so in the long run I hope for an
> improvement.
> Regards,
> Ian.
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