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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...>
Subject: Re: FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:39:15 +0200
* Petteri Räty <betelgeuse@g.o> schrieb:

> There should be useful stuff here:
> http://video.fosdem.org/2010/devrooms/distributions/How_to_be_a_good_upstream.ogv

#1 he says nothing about that - if upstream has a VCS (and properly 
uses it ;-o) - the distros should use it, so eg. set their branches 
ontop the upstream's release tags instead of manually maintaining
patches against tarballs ...

#2 One point i don't agree is the "dont add -Werror" rule. actually,
i'm thinking of making -Wall and -Werror mandatory. if some
package doenst build fine, it's simply broken. period.

#3 When he's talking about "disabling dependencies", he most likely
has the totally wrong concept in mind (as probably most Gentoo
folks ;-p): you naturally dont want to enable/disable dependencies,
but features (which then imply certain dependencies). Once you 
use terms like "zlib support", you're already on the wrong path.

#4 The discussion about "how to be a good downstream" (started by
the ffmpeg guy) is quite interesting ... that's exactly the 
kind of situations what the OSS-QM (see my recent posts) is for.
(and all goes sooo easy w/ tools like git ;-p)


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