[Pkg-ace-devel] 6.0.1

Thomas Girard thomas.g.girard at free.fr
Sun Feb 20 19:52:21 UTC 2011

Le 20/02/2011 19:27, Johnny Willemsen a écrit :
>> Then would you find it acceptable to remove debian/ from distributed
>> tarballs?
> For the short term, but on the long term I would like to see all
> packaging support in the main distribution itself, also maintained and
> tested from there.

We've discussed that already; I don't think packaging effort will ever
happen in upstream's repo.

 A DOC group wants Debian packages:
   1. working out of the box for regular users. That is, users that
   will use Debian stable
   2. that can be compiled and tested with ACE+TAO trunk
 B Debian packagers want to have a given ACE+TAO release in Debian.
   Even if it's slightly outdated. The regular process to achieve this
   1. upload ACE+TAO packages to unstable distribution
   2. this will transition to testing distribution if packages are fine
   3. and they will be embedded in the next stable release when the
      stable distribution cycle completes.

The problem is that A. 1. *stable* is not compatible with B. 1.
*unstable*, and that A. 2. *trunk* is not compatible with a *given*
*release* in B. Debian evolves while ACE+TAO does. Not setting one out
of the two does not seem like a reachable goal.

Having DOC repo debian/ directory an svn:external to pkg-ace repo will
not work all the time because it could be out of synch with ACE+TAO
releases (as we are for now).


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