Should charms have an equivalent of debian/watch?

Jorge O. Castro jorge at
Wed Jun 27 06:22:42 UTC 2012

I remember talking about this on IRC but it was only a few of us and I
wanted to get the input from the list. Debian packages have a file
called "watch" that watches a known upstream directory for new

Some charms grab tarballs from upstream and I see a few that are
already behind, would it be a good idea for us to have an equivalent
mechanism in charms so that we can generate a list of charms that
might be behind? It seems to me that modifying a charm to get the
latest minor upstream version and updating the hash and testing it
might be a good low-barrier introduction to charms. Thoughts?

Jorge Castro
Canonical Ltd.

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