About forwarding bugs and patches to Debian and documenting your changes

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Wed Jun 18 08:46:46 BST 2008

On 17/06/08 at 22:10 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Tuesday 17 June 2008 21:11, Nicolas Valcarcel wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 5:52 AM, Lucas Nussbaum <lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net>
> > > There's a wiki page on
> > > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/PatchTaggingGuidelines about
> > > basically the same thing (it documents the changes in the patches, which
> > > is not suitable if the changes are made directly in the source, without
> > > using a patch system), but that policy doesn't seem to be in widespread
> > > use, unfortunately.
> >
> > I didn't knew about that page and i'm sure a lot of people doesn't know
> > also, are you interested on helping me dive into wiki pages to write a
> > complete document with all of them and then try to spread the word about
> > it/them? Did someone want to help?
> We have https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ContributingToDebian that would presumably be 
> the right place to start.

I disagree: the change I'm suggesting is not about "being nice to
Debian". If you improve the documentation of your changes, you will
help yourself (Ubuntu) first. Almost two years ago, I proposed to switch
from a simple "Merged with Debian" entry in changelog, to listing the
various changes in the top changelog entry[0]. I think this was a
success, and this only pushes things further.

[0] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2006-August/000182.html
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