RFC: Moving kubuntu packaging branches to pkg-kde git

Jonathan Riddell jr at jriddell.org
Wed Aug 13 11:22:23 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 10:39:49AM +0200, Philip Muskovac wrote:
> Wasn't the whole point of the maintainer change that debian maintainers were 
> grumpy about getting mails from issues in derivatives?
> If we do a shared maintenance of packages on alioth I *personally* wouldn't 
> mind just dumping the kubuntu part here.

Yes although only some Debian maintainers, someone in Ubuntu asked
someone in Debian what they'd want done and the result was a request
to change the Maintainer field.  Our tooling now requires this to be
done so it's not really an option.

> >  The Kubuntu solution could end up hiding some abi breakage, which, in
> > Debian, we would prefer to expose.

Don't .symbols files expose that?

Bumping the build-dep versions is a workaround for Launchpad not being
as clever as Debian's build daemons in working out the
yet-to-be-updated build-depends packages.

I'm still skeptical that 1 branch is less faff than having two
branches which merge from each other but we can try it and see.
Starting with KArchive and other Tier 1 parts of Frameworks seems the
way to start.

How do we sign up for accounts on git.debian.org?


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