Debian and Ubuntu now use the same patch tagging guidelines
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 5 23:11:59 GMT 2009
Hello Ubuntu developers,
We have long had a policy for adding standard meta information to
patches that we apply to Ubuntu, to make it easier to track their
origin, upstream status, etc.
Debian now introduced a new policy proposal which has the same spirit,
but a slightly different format (mainly to stay compatible with
After a discussion on ubuntu-devel, it now turns out that the
Debian proposal is stable enough to become widely adopted. Thus our
own policy for this  now by and large is just a pointer to DEP-3.
So it would be nice if from now on we could migrate to that new format
over time. This is of course neither urgent, nor bound to a particular
Martin Pitt | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com) | Debian Developer (www.debian.org)
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