Bug#538280: #463715/#538280: vim syntax and indentation files for CMake

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Wed Jun 2 13:46:19 UTC 2010

2010/6/2 Kai Wasserbäch <debian at carbon-project.org>:
> Hello James,
> James Vega schrieb am 01.06.2010 03:54:
>> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 07:32:16PM +0200, Kai Wasserbäch wrote:
>>> I'm a new member of the CMake package team and after discussing this issue with
>>> Modestas on IRC we've come to the following conclusion: we don't want to
>>> override vim-runtimes CMake files with a dpkg-divert but rather ask you kindly
>>> to always take the syntax and indentation files from CMakes orig.tar.gz
>> Ideally, I shouldn't have to do that.  The upstream author of the CMake
>> runtime files for Vim should be sending the updates to Vim's upstream
>> author, and then I'll get the updates as Vim's author pushes them out.
>> I mentioned this in #538280[0] but didn't get a response from the person
>> I tried to contact.
>> The author of the CMake runtime files has done this at least once
>> already or the files wouldn't be part of the Vim package.  It just needs
>> to be done consistently.
> Ok. AFAICS the best solution would be (as it seems like we can't rely on CMake
> upstream to constantly send the vim files to vim upstream) to send the latest
> version ourselves to the vim upstream maintainer. Is this ok with you, if I'd
> (or any other CMake maintainer for Debian's CMake package) do that? I would CC
> the upstream CMake author of the vim files, so he gets another heads-up/reminder
> and can step in, if he wants to.
> Any objections?

That's fine with me.  Bram (Vim's upstream) typically wants the updates
from the original author, but he may be amenable to getting the changes
from Debian's CMake team.  If you can get it, an ACK from CMake upstream
that you'll be doing the forwarding may be useful.  Not sure.

Thanks for taking initiative on this. :)

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