xvidcore broken - ok to use CDBS?
dr at jones.dk
Mon Sep 13 11:04:14 UTC 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:06:53PM +0200, Alessio Treglia wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk> wrote:
>> From now on I will stay away whenever my intended help involves CDBS
>> (for packages not already using it), as that is essentially what you
>> tell me to do.
>I admire you and your work, I think you're are a great experienced
>Debian Developer but your words sound really odd to me.
>As you know, I prefer using DH but this doesn't make me refuse to help
>anyone who would like to maintain an interesting package using CDBS
>only (or CDBS+debhelper) rather than the abbreviated pure DH7
>short-form. Of course I suggest to my sponsorees to use DH, but if they
>feel more comfortable to choose some other tool which allows them to do
>an appreciable job well, I can assure you that I don't raise any
>particular objections. Even if they decide to not follow my advices and
>go on using CDBS.
>The reason is easy to find: we are a team and IMHO what we should do is
>a collaborative effort. That is a bit different from playing against
Thanks for the kind words.
I suspect that perhaps my compact statement was open to
misinterpretation. Let me try elaborate a bit:
* I want to help where I can and where my help is welcome.
* I cannot help with issues directly tied to short-form dh, since I am
not familiar with this technique.
* I will no longer offer my help with issues that could be solved using
either short-form dh or CDBS - except when CDBS is already used.
* I will continue to offer my help with issues unrelated to short-form
dh or CDBS.
Do you still find it odd?
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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