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Re: PPAs (Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR))

On Sun, Apr 14, 2019 at 4:02 AM Thomas Goirand <zigo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 4/8/19 7:16 PM, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> >> from PPA (source+binary-based).
> >
> > If people just want a PPA which supports Debian, please just take a
> > look at OBS[1].
> >
> > I've seen many upstreams provide packages with OBS, and most
> > distributions are supported.
> > Not only deb, but also rpm, from Debian/Ubuntu to OpenSuse/Fedora, and
> > even Archlinux, in a uniform way.
> >
> > [1] https://build.opensuse.org/
> I don't see how OBS may help us. The proposal from Ganneff about
> bikesheds was much nicer (ie: using our already existing buildd and FTP
> infrastructure, and keeping our quality standard), than then path this
> thread is taking.
> If we are to propose sub-standard PPA like repositories, I would myself
> try to avoid them.

Who is "us"? If they are Debian {Developer, Maintainer, Contributor},
why they ever want to use PPA and its alternatives?

And I don't think OBS is much different from PPA, except one supports
build against Debian archive, another just Ubuntu.

PS, OBS here refers to the free service, not the OBS software.

Shengjing Zhu