[DRE-maint] getting rid of packages-wip/ in our SVN repository
gwolf at gwolf.org
Sat Sep 13 16:43:10 UTC 2008
[ I am adding a Cc: to the debian-perl list, as the PET wizards live
there and might have a say on this. Also, because the pkg-perl group
has some packages which could be moved into a packages-wip
directory, cleaning up our main stats? ]
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Antonio Terceiro dijo [Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 01:15:50PM -0300]:
> Hi all,
> I was just wondering: since our QA report tool  supports listing
> packages not in the repository yet as "work in progress" , why don't we
> remove the packages-wip/ directory from our repository?
> This would have IMO the following advantages:
> * the WIP packages would appear in the QA report and we would be
> more aware of their status
> * less clutter in our repository
I agree with your motivation, it's good for them to be more
visible. However, PET's logic is a bit different - And I think we
could import some changes in our logic from the pkg-perl group :)
pkg-ruby extras uses packages-wip for things that have started moving,
but are still not good enough for upload. Those are... well, somehow
out of PET's scope, IMHO (although telling us about new versions could
What pkg-ruby-extras regards as 'work in progress' is packages that,
in their version in SVN, have an UNRELEASED distribution. It is
customary in the pkg-perl group to always tag with "svn-buildpackage
--svn-only-tag --svn-noautodch". This means, we never have changelog
entries such as (taken randomly):
liblog4r-ruby (1.0.5-8) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
* NOT RELEASED YET
IMHO, this entry says nothing, and probably will only be bothering us
later. If the next action we take on liblog4r-ruby is to import a new
upstream version, we will have to manually remove the entry for
1.0.5-8 (which will never exist). What is done in pkg-perl is to
reserve the UNRELEASED tag for changes made in the package which are
not ready to be uploaded - Please refer to the changelogs in the
repository (the smaller number in parenthesis) at the "Work in
progress" section of the pkg-perl page .
We almost always have there an invalid changelog entry, starting with
a TODO: detailing what is missing in that package.
> I am willing to organize that, what do you think?
I do think packages-wip is a good thing to have. Maybe it would be
better to "export" the idea to other groups, and add support for it in
PET, just as an extra section?
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