[Pm-utils] pm-utils-1.3.0 has been released

Victor Lowther victor.lowther at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 11:54:35 PDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Michael Biebl <mbiebl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/3/17 Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com>:
>> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>> Michael Biebl [2010-03-17 17:23 +0100]:
>>>> I would actually prefer, if we just shipped the quirks within the
>>>> pm-utils tarball.
>>>> Looking at the git branch, it looks like Victor wants to keep them in
>>>> a separate tarball, even if they are in the same git repo.
>>> Victor, did that happen more or less by accident, or was it a
>>> conscious decision? I could envision a separate git tree for being
>>> able to give more people commit privileges to the quirks git, while
>>> keeping the privileges for pm-utils itself relatively tight?
>> I think the point for hal vs. hal-info was that hal-info releases
>> could be independent of hal releases. pm-utils vs.
>> pm-utils-video-quirks is a much narrower scope issue. You could
>> probably get away with spinning a new point release of pm-utils after
>> a few quirks had rolled in with minimal code changes.
> We have to keep in mind, that the quirk submission rate will most
> likely be *very* low.
> Compared to two or three years ago in hal, where we not only had
> suspend quirks but also keymaps, recall data etc.
> I won't argue too hard over this particular issue, if Victor wants to
> keep  pm-utils-video-quirks separate.
> But imho it's only additional work with very little gain in return.

It is very little work, for that matter. :)

> Cheers,
> Michael
> PS: For Debian/Ubuntu, we decided to stick the video-quirks directly
> into the pm-utils package, so we don't have to maintain a separate
> binary package.

Doing that is very easy, especially since dpkg knows how to talk to
git.  Have you ever taken a look at the debian branch in the pm-utils
git repo?

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