Re: Debian-specific patches for the GNOME packages

Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> 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.

Every distro in that situation is a potential GNOME-Goal task.  Embrace the
community: clean up your distro!


> 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.
> Not sure about the exact reason but it might be possible that our menu
> category structure is not a verbatim copy of upstream (some geniuses
> at some point decided mc, bc and vim deserved a desktop menu entry in
> PLD so I am too scared to check the rest of our customizations).

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