invitation to vcs-pkg: integrating VCS with package maintenance

Ken VanDine ken at
Mon Mar 17 05:55:30 PDT 2008

I am sure the lists can co-exist.  But I have to point out, at least
from what you described here, that you are trying to solve a problem
that has already been solved.  Have you looked at conary?  It is mature,
and solves this problem well.  I would really suggest taking a look at
it, conary is very rich.


On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 13:20 +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> Hi folks,
> since noone spoke up in response to
> I think our two mailing lists will co-exist. I herewith would like
> to invite interested people to join vcs-pkg and would appreciate if
> you passed this mail around within your distro.
> The aim of the vcs-pkg project is to investigate the use of version
> control for distro package maintenance. We bring together people
> interested in taking the next step in distro package maintenance:
> the proper integration of version control into the package
> maintenance workflow.
> Maintainers of a specific package in all distros basically have the
> same task. We could benefit from each other if we joined forces:
> less workload, improved access to patches in use by other distros,
> more structured communication, a wider spread of innovation, etc..
> Why not approach the challenge together?
> Please circulate this email within your distribution or otherwise
> pass the word.
> If you are interested in vcs-pkg, please join our mailing list:
> It would be nice if you introduced yourself with a short paragraph,
> letting us know about your distro involvement and (D)VCS experience.
> Also, you're welcome to come hang out in #vcs-pkg/,
> subscribe to and register your vcs-pkg-related blog feeds with
>, and surf over to for
> more information.
> Thanks,
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