[Dctrl-tools-devel] initial thoughts

Jon Bernard jbernard at debian.org
Thu Nov 8 03:02:02 UTC 2007

Hello all,

After looking at the BTS and inspecting the package a bit, here are my
initial impressions/questions:

  1. First, how come all archs are at version 2.12 except sparc, hppa,
  and arm? I didn't see any FTBFS bugs, are they just waiting to be
  built or is there some other reason?

  2. #440348 is marked done, should that be closed? Or is that
  pending testing or inclusion into all archs, or something else?

  3. I think a good place to start would be updating/maintaining the
  debian/ directory. That will allow me to get a good handle on how
  things are built and how everything works.

  4. There definitely needs to be a tutorial of some sort. The man pages
  are thorough, but a bit confusing to a user who has never used
  grep-dctrl before and just wants a quick do-this-to-make-it-work
  example (or I'm just an idiot, that possibity always exists). I think a
  tutorial and manpage updates would be time well spent, and it would knock
  out a few wishlist bugs at the same time.

  5. At that point I'll reevaluate where everything stands and what
  issues are most important. I don't want to get too far ahead of

Antti, what are your thoughts here, does this sound like a reasonable
initial roadmap? Let me know if I'm missing anything, or time would be
better spent in other areas.

Jon Bernard

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