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Re: Preferred git branch structure when upstream moves from tarballs to git





On May 7, 2019 8:50:57 PM UTC, Sam Hartman <hartmans@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Jackson <ijackson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>    Ian> Sam Hartman writes ("Re: Preferred git branch structure when
>    Ian> upstream moves from tarballs to git"):
>    >> I'm aware I'm making a typing error, and speaking in
>    >> generalities.  I agree that my statement is true for debrebase,
>    >> but I meant the dgit ecosystem.
>
>Thanks so much for both this  mail and your previous one.
>As an aside, frustration is part of the game.
>What I'm happy about is that we're working to respect each other and
>that we're reaching understanding.
>I expect to be frustrated; it's part of life and being passionate about
>what we do.
>I'm happy when people work with me as you're doing and we get past
>that.
>Thank you very much for working with me.
>
>
>    Ian> The latter point is because using dgit push is an ethical
>    Ian> imperative, not because the two somehow have some deep
>   Ian> technical linkage.  IMO almost *any* tutorial being written now
>    Ian> about how to do Debian packaging, and which mentions git at
>    Ian> all, ought to say to use dgit.
>
>I think this is at the crux of our disagreement.
>I'm going to need to think about this for myself.
>I think it's safe to say there is not a project consensus that dgit is
>an ethical imperative.
>And yes understanding that you believe that's the case makes it a lot
>easier to understand the rest of your mail.
>
>As I said I'll need to think about whether I agree with that.  A lot of
>my thinking in this discussion is that I consider dgit a nice to have,
>not a requirement.

For what it's worth, when you start calling me names (unethical) because I'm not using your shiny new toy, my immediate reaction is to decide to ignore further discussion on the topic.

Scott K