You are still looking on this from Debian developer's viewpoint
Posted May 21, 2008 17:26 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Debian contemplates patch management
Parent article: Debian contemplates patch management
Here you can find all the information about the package. Including logs from the build servers.
I don't need logs from build servers. I don't need links to "svn2.0, git, bzr and super-duper-future-vcs". What I (mainstream developer) need is simple way to see what patches were applied to the source. Fedora's CVS makes it trivial. Debian's control center is much harder - it's as simple as that. Case to the point: after all this hoopla with openssl how can I get list of patches in this important package? With Fedora - it's trivil: find your package in big list, click on it's name and get the list of all patches. You'll probably want to do two additional clicks to see when patches are actually applied in build process, but it's always the same scheme, it's always simple and easy. Debian's approach is flexible, powerful and... error-prone. Each package can have it's own VCS, it's own patch management system, etc - not so easy to just find the list of chnages.
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