During the last weeks I’ve been busy working on adding support of new source package formats to dpkg-source (the wig&pen format, a wig&pen variant based on quilt, Joey’s git based format integrated by djpig, …). I just reached the state where I believe the code is mostly ready to be merged in the master branch. Thus I would like some external testing and feedback.
Grab and install the package here and try building packages with
dpkg-source "--format=3.0 (quilt)" -b mypackage (or any other new format). You can find more infos in the call for test on debian-dpkg (here and here). If you find regressions, please report them.
If you want to grab the latest sources, use
git clone git://git.debian.org/git/dpkg/dpkg.git dpkg; cd dpkg; git checkout -b sourcev3 origin/sourcev3.