[RFC/RFT] usd-import beta!

Nish Aravamudan nish.aravamudan at canonical.com
Mon May 23 19:49:25 UTC 2016

On 20.05.2016 [18:57:50 -0700], Nish Aravamudan wrote:
> As discussed at the Server Team sprint in Barcelona last year and
> documented (a bit) at:
> https://github.com/basak/ubuntu-git-tools/blob/master/README.importer
> https://github.com/basak/ubuntu-git-tools/blob/master/SPECIFICATION
> I am happy to announce a beta of the corresponding python tool,
> available via git at:
> https://code.launchpad.net/usd-importer
> which, if cloned, will give you an executable called 'usd-import'.
> For some brief background, the primary goal of this tool is to simplify
> how merges are done, by providing a repeatable and consistent git
> 'history' via Launchpad source package publishing history for Debian and
> Ubuntu. Given such a tree, using the process documented at:
> https://wiki.canonical.com/ServerTeam/ServerReleaseHandling
> should allow for easy execution and review of merges.
> My expectation is that this code will have bugs. There are lots of
> publishing corner cases that I've already seen (e.g., an import of an
> unpublished and new Debian version at a series change boundary -- this
> actually isn't handled with the tree on launchpad right now, but I have
> a local fix for it I'm testing :)

Fix pushed to the git tree, along with some code cleanups.


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