Techniques for using git for Debian packaging
Track: Packaging, policy and infrastructure
Type: BoF (45 mins)
Room: Bo Live Stream
Time: Aug 07 (Mon), 10:00
Techniques and tools for using git for Debian packaging continue to develop, though there remain many pain points. Since last year’s DebConf, dgit, in particular, has seen a lot of development. The new possibilities for using this tool have not yet been fully explored.
The starting point for this BoF will be a brief demo of some of elements of the pure dgit workflows that have only become possible in the past year: a merging workflow and a rebasing workflow (if
git debrebase is not finished by DebConf, the design of this tool will be explained).
A possible follow-up discussion would be figuring out what Debian package maintainers consider the highest priority pain points for maintaining Debian package in git: Should we be focusing on a new source package format? Is it documentation that is lacking? Is it our conventions regarding the BTS and NMUs that are blocking progress? Etc.