Patch Tagging Guidelines (aka DEP3) -- Adopting in Ubuntu?

James Westby jw+debian at
Thu Sep 24 00:46:50 BST 2009

On Wed Sep 23 23:43:29 +0100 2009 Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello all,
> many of us have added metadata to Ubuntu package patches for a while
> now, following
> This was discussed a while ago with Debian, and now resulted in a
> similar proposal for Debian (see below). Debian's proposal is not
> vendor-specific (like our's), and also more flexible.

Yes, we should switch.

> I'd like to update our PatchTaggingGuidelines to refer to the DEP3
> now, and give some updated Ubuntu examples.

However, it's not clear that they are finalised, given further discussion
on debian-devel. While it may not be an incompatible change, are we
better off playing "wait and see" to avoid perhaps switching twice?



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