jonas at jones.dk
Mon Apr 26 15:45:09 UTC 2010
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 04:45:43PM +0200, Benjamin Drung wrote:
>We could either recommend dh7 or document the packaging patterns
>described below by Jonas.
>> What I would find the most helpful was to document main patterns of
>> our actual packaging work: This would serve both as technical
>> introductions for beginners and as social hinting for more
>> experienced developers (we do want to attract both, right?).
>> * we do code review, so please commit in sensible chunks
>> * most of us use short-form dh7, some use CDBS
>> * we use git-buildpackage with separate DEP3-hinted patches
>> With the above, I bet new contributors would choose short-form dh7
>> unless already decided on CDBS, simply because we clearly describe
>> how likely it is to get help using either style. Similarly a
>> newcomer would probably think twice before insisting on using e.g.
>> Darcs since that would be alien to the team (no matter if some in the
>> team use Darcs in some other contexts).
>That's the least enforcing method. This list comes to my mind:
> * we do code review, so please commit in sensible chunks
> * most of us use short-form dh7, some use CDBS
> * we use git as version control system
> * we use separate DEP3-hinted patches
Yes, better to separate those last, separate issues (I do tend to write
very compact - thanks for loosening up!).
>How to describe the 3.0 source migration?
It is my impression that we have not yet fully decided on that. So
perhaps simply state our current uncertainty:
* Some packages use source format 3.0 (quilt) despite quirks with git,
some explicitly use format 1.0, but most do not yet use either
...which triggers another idea: Let's talk about patterns of _packages_
rather than us developers, as we do (ideally) work on them as a team,
>Do we recommend DEP-5?
Personally I find it really great. Anyone not liking it, please speak
up - not so as to discuss it now (I suggest), but rather so as to
correctly document that we represent multiple opinions on this issue.
>Do we wrap lists in debian/control (for example, Build-Depends)?
It is new to me - I had seen it before but you guys made me reflect on
it and have now made CDBS do it by default. In other words: I love it!
I do not like long indentations, though. I propose that we recommend
wrapping with comma+newline+one-single-space.
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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