[DRBD-user] Debianization (was: DRBD 0.7.4)

Helmut Wollmersdorfer helmut.wollmersdorfer at gmx.at
Fri Sep 17 14:49:39 CEST 2004

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

David Krovich wrote:

> I agree that it'd be easier if upstream didn't keep a version of the 
> debian directory in version control.  We should be able to coordinate 
> the debian directory just within Debian itself.

The problem is, that there is demand from users to have the latest 
development versions available with debian-packaging.

Having the debian directory in the upstream version is a little 
inconvenience for the developers, and a very less inconvenience for the 
maintainer (I assume), but it is a large convenience for many users.

Personnally I am not a great friend of differences between developer and 
distribution versions, if there is no _serious_ reason.

At least I see the necessity to have a co-maintainer for DRBD to avoid 
too large time lags.

> I would assume some people are still more comfortable 
> using 0.6.x over 0.7.x, so we would want to keep both versions available.

Maybe some users of Kernel 2.2.x or Woody want to have 0.6.x still 
available. But 0.7.x is more important and the release of 0.8.x is maybe 
coming within months (and not years).

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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