[Pkg-mc-devel] on our way to 4.8.1-2

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Mon Feb 27 10:31:35 UTC 2012

Hi Andreas,

Thank you for upload.

On Monday 27 February 2012 08:18:24 Andreas Tille wrote:
> Perfectly ACK.  I'm no friend of using experimental because packages
> there are perfectly hidden.  We now have a time span of 10 days where
> people can really test.  Considering the amount of work Dmitry has spent
> into this I perfectly trust him to answer problems quickly.

Than you for your trust in me. :)

> > I will keep my eyes on any new bugs reported (I'm pts-subscribed)
> > and will try to respond promptly if there are any signs of regression.
> > 
> > I'm responsible for this upload anyway.
> Thanks for your work on the offer to take responsibility.  Considering
> the interest of the Ubuntu people I'm pretty sure several eyes will look
> on this.

So far so good. Basically I got 3 feedbacks/advices so far:

 * Suggestion to move 'bison' from Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends,
   because build servers ignore B-D-I.

 * Jakub pointed out a very silly Build-Depends, see #587875

 * First bug for 4.8.1 has been reported: #661435 
   "lynx-like motion reset to default on upgrade; option moved to Panel

In the upcoming 4.8.1-2 version I addressed first two problems and 
incorporated two additional patches:

  * new patch to increase maximum file size for mcedit to 128 MiB
  * new patch to disable "Return does autoindent" by default in mcedit

(I'm not sure how to deal with #661435 yet)

If you don't mind rapid release it would be nice to have new version uploaded 
if you're OK with slightly controversial changes to Build-Depends, which I 
introduced today after long discussion on mentors. (tested in GNU Hurd as 
well) Today most of the day I spent doing mc-related "bugworks" ;) 
so numbers should go down, but I'd like to close a bit more with upload of 

Repository is updated, please let me know if you want source package uploaded 
to mentors.

> I verified that git-buildpackage works (which would be no requirement
> for sponsoring - just to let you know).  In the Debian Med project where
> I have my main focus on there are some people who are great fans of
> git-buildpackage and I try to get a feeling for their enthusiam - that's
> all.

I'm glad you can use your favorite tool. 
Frankly I don't like how most teams using git-buildpackage to merge upstream 
source with debian/* files in master... I think it is nice to have tidy 
repository with debian files only, while developers can have upstream files in 
their private branches. But I reckon it's just my inexperienced impression 
which may be overturned by learning more about git-buildpackage...

> Thanks for your work and good luck with further work on the mc package
Thank you Andreas for providing me with such great support. :)
It is a pleasure to work with you.

I'm grateful to all of you (especially you, Yury) for all the work you 
dedicated to mc which I was using all these years without knowing people 
behind it. :)


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