Hosting and Vcs-* fields in packages modified from Debian
bryce at canonical.com
Wed Aug 20 23:33:05 BST 2008
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 10:51:58PM +0200, Loïc Minier wrote:
> So where do you people host your branches?
> * I could push to Alioth , but it's disturbing for many
> - not all Ubuntu people have accounts, and we would miss the
> groups anyway
> - use of Debian resources for Ubuntu; I feel I need permission
> of the packaging project I'm forking from; not really
> possible for packages in Ubuntu alone
> - causes a dependency between Ubuntu data and Debian
> infrastructure: e.g. Alioth is down and you can't commit :-/
For X, we're maintaining a git repos for xorg and xorg-server at
Alioth. The Debian X folk have been helpful at sorting it out, and I
gather are reasonably happy to have us on board using their VCS.
They've even stepped in to help when there's been problems (and there's
been a few, mostly due to my own lack of advanced git-fu).
The only significant infrastructure interruption so far with Alioth that
impacted my own work was back with that ssh key issue, but that was a
pretty exceptional situation.
Also note with git you can commit locally, and just hold off pushing if
Alioth happened to be down.
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