[Pkg-xfce-devel] help get rid of the noise in the debian/ubuntu diffs

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 20:20:23 UTC 2005

Hello all,

as seen on utnubu, the diffs between debian/ubuntu xfce packages shrank
recently and what is left is mostly noise due to
us using os-works packages for hoary when sid didn't have 4.2 yet, and
carrying some of those packages over, especially goodies.
The sid packages built fine and work well in ubuntu without the
xinerama/autotools-dev build-depends so all is well :)
I'd like to ask you if it's not too much to bump the revision on some of the
packages so we get the same versions and use sid packages
instead of os-works ones everywhere. Since they started independently there
are changelog and other misc diffs but which only affect
utnubu, polluting the real changes with noise, and make it harder for us to
autosync from debian.

Another good reason for us is that I am trying to get xfce packages into the
main section of the ubuntu archives which means they get to be officially
supported. Having them coming directly from sid eases the review process and
makes them  a lot more credible.

The package diffs can be seen on utnubu but I'll summarize here.

xfmedia - we have the os-works version 0.9.1 while sid is still at
0.9.1 seems to be in alioth svn already just not uploaded)
exo - cannot sync yet as our version is newer. Can a new snapshot get in
sid, along with thunar if possible ;) ?
battery-plugin - we have a patch to make the reading of acpi battery status
not show  AC when it's on battery. Needed with kernels released after early
datetime,diskperf, minicmd, showdesktop -these are os-works packages, would
need a bump by 1 or 2 revisions in sid to be syncable.
we also have two epochs on xffm4 and xfce4-mixer due to historical reasons,
but those are ugly and I am not expecting you to mess up your version
history too.

Also xfce4-taskmanager  is only in ubuntu, and there may be other goodies
not in debian.

considering any of these would be nice


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