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[Gnewsense-dev] Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Re: 9wm - No FSF Free

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: [GNU-linux-libre] Re: 9wm - No FSF Free
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:21:46 +0300
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Karl Goetz wrote:
> 9wm's Debian package has no patches/ directory, which AIUI means
> there is no changes to the package from upstream.

Not at all.  It is not a requirement to have the patches separated in
debian/patches; in fact some maintainers prefer direct changes to the
upstream source (sorted out in the VCS with topic branches, usually).

$ filterdiff -z -x '*/debian/*' 9wm_1.2-8.diff.gz  | diffstat
 client.c |    2 ++
 error.c  |    1 +
 event.c  |    3 ++-
 fns.h    |    4 ++--
 main.c   |    1 +
 manage.c |   10 +++++-----
 menu.c   |    6 ++++--
 7 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

The package in DeltaH indeed has changes (the version in Debian sid as

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