Re: Debian-specific patches for the GNOME packages

Le jeudi 11 septembre 2008, à 16:16 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki a écrit :
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Luis Villa <luis tieguy org> wrote:
> > 2008/9/11 Josselin Mouette <joss debian org>:
> >> Le jeudi 11 septembre 2008 à 09:01 -0400, Luis Villa a écrit :
> >>> Is anybody regularly reviewing/triaging those? I assume no, right?
> >>> 'twould be a great project for somebody.
> >>
> >> We are trying to forward all those that are relevant for upstream in
> >> bugzilla, but given this is a manual process, we often forget some.
> > I was thinking more on the GNOME side- if the distributors are doing
> > an inevitably mixed job of getting things back upstream, maybe we
> > should encourage a person or team of people to pull/review regularly.
> There's another problem here. While we try to push all bugs and
> patches upstream from PLD Linux, we do have some patches that even we
> don't know the purpose of. There are some patches that mention gnome
> 2.12 for example and they either still apply cleanly or were adjusted
> over the course of time but no clean indication exists as to why they
> do what they do. It's a horrible situation but sometimes the patch
> authors are simply no longer around or the original description was so
> brief that it no longer rings a bell.

Just kill the patches in this case. Really. It's possible the patch
still applies, but the issue was fixed in some other way. And if it
fixes a real issue, then it's better to know what issue it is.

> Also I see we sometimes avoid sending patches for fixing redhatisms
> (X-RedHat-*) in desktop files upstream and just patch them on our
> side. Same for some other files desktop-file-install complains about.

X-RedHat stuff doesn't harm, but it might make sense to remove them
upstream and have Fedora add them back. Don't know.

If desktop-file-install complains, then there's a bug in the .desktop
file (or in desktop-file-install), so file a bug :-)


Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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