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Re: problems in gjots2 and Debian




On 2018-04-18 at 10:53, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:

> On Wed, 2018-04-18 at 10:45 -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> 
>> On 2018-04-18 at 05:55, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:

>>> But that didn't happen, unless you put different meaning into
>>> Maintainer and Uploaders.
>> 
>> If you don't assign different meanings to "Maintainer:" and
>> "Uploaders:", what's the point in both fields existing?
> 
> The Maintainer field is only allowed to list one person for historic
> reasons.  So a new field was added to list additional maintainers.

If it really is intended that the listed Maintainer be on an equal
footing with any and all listed Uploaders, and there's no semantic
difference between these fields - just the arbitrary limitation that one
of them can't have more than one entry - wouldn't it make sense to
deprecate the Maintainer: field, and move towards using Uploaders: only?

I'm not sure that would be a good idea, but it would at least avoid the
apparent misunderstanding of the meaning of the roles which seems to
have underlain some of the dispute in this case, and eliminating
meaningless redundancy in a spec is generally a good thing.

-- 
   The Wanderer

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
progress depends on the unreasonable man.         -- George Bernard Shaw

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