Patch Tagging Guidelines standardized in Debian as DEP3

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Fri Jun 19 11:35:12 BST 2009

Hello Raphael,

Raphael Hertzog [2009-06-19 11:10 +0200]:
> I'd like to bring to your attention an ongoing discussion in Debian. I
> drafted a Debian Enhancement Proposal (DEP) to formalize something similar
> in spirit to

Thanks for taking this up. I'm happy to see some standardization
attempts going on for this, so that it becomes more widely used.

> The end result is likely to not be 100% compatible to your format.

That should be fine. We currently don't have any tools which parse
those, it's just for human consumption right now. Thus it's not a
problem to adapt patches over time once the format has been agreed


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