dc12 - 1.0


Joey Hess
Ansgar Burchardt
David Bremner
Day DebConf Day 5 (Friday) (2012-07-13)
Room Aula Magna
Start time 15:00
Duration 00:45
ID 861
Event type podium
Language en

Git and Debian Packaging

Git will soon eclipse Subversion as the dominant version control system for packages in Debian. There are several well established helper tools, the most widely used being git-buildpackage, while git-dpm and gitpkg each have their partisans. This panel is intended to look at the usage of git in Debian at a high level, and hopefully help inspire people to work on improving some of the outstanding issues. Some topics to be discussed include exporting patches from git into a 3.0 (quilt) source package, whether some variant of a git based source package makes sense, the relationship between git commit messages and debian/changelog, and to what extent workflow and/or repo layout can and should be standardized.