add support for automated tracking of upstream repo's
It would be nice to have automated tracking of upstream repo's and notifications generated whenever a tag is pushed.
This is part of the move towards greater packaging automation work.
I suspect it would be easiest to implement this in a standalone system that does the checks and pushes the updates and tags.
For this, debian uses debian/watch and the tool uscan but that is apparently not pariticularly well utilised, and only does archive downloads and not vcs.