Monday, 21 November 2016

Re: UDD status & Ubuntu Packaging Guide

(adding ubuntu-devel, since this is a pretty general question that
applies to all Ubuntu devs)

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 09:13:18AM +0100, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> I think there are more and more people moving to git for Ubuntu
> development. It'd be good if experts on this could help a bit with the
> discussion.

There are various forms of this. You can maintain a git tree in
Launchpad today for packaging that you maintain.

But if you want integration with uploads going in to Ubuntu from non-git
sources, we don't have that yet.

We have tooling. You can run our new importer locally on a particular
package and maintain a local git tree based on uploads to the archive

However, there are still things to figure out, such as dgit integration,
where branches should live and be shared permanantely, and so forth.
This is why we don't have a ready-to-clone git tree for packages
anywhere yet.

So it's very much still at the experimental stage. If you're interested
in experimenting, please join us; but if you want something stable in
the most general use case sense, I don't think we're ready yet.

We are already using our importer in the server team for general work
(both "Ubuntu merges" and more regular bugfix-type merge requests),
storing git repositories in ~usd-import-team for now. But there's still
quite a bit of churn happening around this I think.

We also don't yet have consensus that our way is the way forward, though
I'm not aware of anyone else currently working on an alternative way.


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