thanks for your interest in the project.
It has been a few days since GPN, but I just now managed to implement the
feedback/ideas I got:
1. The version number field is now defined as <upstream>-<revision>, where
the package revision is an independent (!), strictly monotonically
increasing number, e.g. 1 for the first import of the package. By
independent (from the upstream version), I mean that 2.9.5-3 is followed by
2.9.6-4, not 2.9.6-1.
2. Instead of the wrapper shell scripts (e.g.
/ro/git-amd64-2.9.5-3/bin/git), we now compile a little C wrapper program
into an ELF binary. This further speeds up program execution, which is
important for quick programs which are called multiple times, e.g. git
being called several times by the Emacs magit plugin to generate the status
There are still a few other smaller things and general cleanups I need to
do before a wider release. I’ll let you know when I’m ready to have people
take a look at the git repository :)
Thanks and stay tuned