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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [bugzilla-daemon@gentoo.org: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-1.2.5.3 from unofficial sources (???)]
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:17:00
Message-Id: 20100706201143.GC8603@nibiru.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [bugzilla-daemon@gentoo.org: [Bug 326991] Testing release of sys-libs/zlib-1.2.5.3 from unofficial sources (???)] by Peter Volkov
* Peter Volkov <pva@g.o> schrieb:

> Enrico I don't see why we may need to maintain separate ebuilds for > programs with patches scheduled upstream.
This all is part of a bigger strategy, we've already discussed here. See: http://www.metux.de/download/oss-qm-project-2010050101.pdf
> Submit important patches separately or, better,
The whole idea is getting rid of individual patches, instead use a modern VCS. If you don't like to take the METUX.* branches, I'll be lucky to open (and even maintain) separate GENTOO.* branches.
> work with upstream so we'll get everything with next upstream release.
Actually, I'm already doing so for quite some time now. But often cannot/doesnt want to apply hotfixes ad-hoc. That's what OSS-QM for: provide downstream branches for distros, embedded maintainers, etc. cu -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Enrico Weigelt == metux IT service - http://www.metux.de/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Please visit the OpenSource QM Taskforce: http://wiki.metux.de/public/OpenSource_QM_Taskforce Patches / Fixes for a lot dozens of packages in dozens of versions: http://patches.metux.de/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------