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Aidan Van Dyk aidan at
Wed Oct 1 01:23:54 UTC 2008

* Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at> [080930 21:15]:
> On Tue, Sep 30 2008, Stéphane Glondu wrote:
         Only if you like working with patch series, and prefer to lose
>  all the information that the original VCS contained. I prefer to see
>  the whole history, not just a snapshot, when I am joining a development
>  effort. 

I keep seeing these references to "development".  Why is development
happening in the disto-specific packaging?  If your "Developping",
shouldn't that all be in collaboration with upstream, and hence using
the upstream VCS, whatever-that-may-be-please-let-it-be-git...

I understand the need to have differences/patches to packages for
distro-specific reasons, and back-porting fixes of stuff upstream has
already fixed but that debian's not allows to use because of the strict
version-non-changing requirements... But why is "Development" happening
locally in the debian packages and not upstream?

Or am I mis-understanding the connotations of "development" in this


Aidan Van Dyk                                             Create like a god,
aidan at                                       command like a king,                                   work like a slave.
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