[ANNOUNCE] dh_splitpackage 0.1
zygmunt.krynicki at canonical.com
Sat Jun 4 16:28:32 UTC 2011
W dniu 04.06.2011 17:17, Mackenzie Morgan pisze:
>> I am interested in collaboration. I express my collaboration by
>> documenting, testing, releasing and announcing a script that works,
>> IMHO, much better at this particular problem than existing solutions.
> I think your definition and Scott's definition of collaboration may differ. It
> certainly differs with mine. Usually it involves working with other people, so
> seeing if there's a halfway-there tool you could extend (and talking to those
> involved both in its creation and use beforehand), rather than being a lone
> hacker, would fit my definition better.
This discussion is also collaboration. Despite me being upset with the
negative reaction early on I did gain a lot from it.
Extending existing tools is much harder than writing a new tool from
scratch. We should not be forced into a situation where a new good tool
is discarded because of this.
Taking into account the existing user base of dh_install, extending the
tool in a backwards compatible way could end up with worse situation
than just writing something new for this sole purpose. Also dh_install
is a much more generic tool, adding even more functionality would just
make it even less obvious and hard to use for this task.
I think that contacting debhelper maintainer is a good thing to do now.
My original problem is solved and I can engage in a conversation without
delaying my daily work.
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