dr at jones.dk
Thu Jan 27 12:03:26 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 12:49:58PM +0100, rosea.grammostola wrote:
>I see that Laditools and Ladish are packaged for Debian. Great work,
>What are we going to support? Apps who has official added a patch for
>Ladi (Rosegarden)? Apps which there are patches for, but are not
>supported officially (Ardour)?
>My feeling is that it is not wise to support a Ladi patch in an
>application which is not officially supported by that package. So I
>would package Ardour for Debian without Ladi patch.
>What do you think?
How about for unofficial patches provide an "overlay flavor package"
with the patch applied.
It would be compiled from the ardour source package as a separate binary
package, depending on the main ardour package and containing only the
derived files - assuming that no conffiles derive, only the main binary
and perhaps some additional data files.
Then later we can either drop it if it turns out to me not maintainable,
or we can have the main package take it over (by simply Provides:
ardour+ladish until after next stable distro release) if the patch gets
adopted by upstream or we decide to no longer want to respect upstream
ignorance of ladish.
I do *not* mean to say that ladish is the only true way forward! On the
contrary my proposal is to best possible both envourage ladish while
leaving open alternatives. I.e. not spit in the face of those upstreams
working hard in alternative directions.
* Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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