[Pkg-crosswire-devel] [bt-devel] BibleTime 1.7rc1 released - PLEASE TEST - 1.7 final scheduled very soon

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 18:58:26 GMT 2009

2009/2/5 Eeli Kaikkonen <eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi>:
> On Thu, 5 Feb 2009, Jonathan Marsden wrote:
>> Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
>> > 1.6 and 1.7 should work fine even simultaneously.
>> Well, perhaps true for source code installs from tarballs, but this is
>> unlikely if (when packaged) one depends on libsword6 and one depends on
>> libsword7, and the two library packages conflict (and the current
>> packaging team approach is that they *should* conflict).  Also the
>> package names are the same (bibletime), only the version number differs,
>> which implies that they are "the same thing" as far as the packaging
>> system is concerned.
>> I think we may just have to accept this loss of flexibility for
>> BibleTime, in the interest of getting 1.7 into Debian/Ubuntu more rapidly.
> Sometimes there are several versions of a same program, where the
> version number is added to the program name, see automake for example.
> But it's up to packagers to decide if it's needed or not. Some tool
> programs must have several versions for practical reasons, and BibleTime
> is not such program. It would be nice to see both versions packaged but
> it's not developers' business to tell how it should be.

Also (K)Ubuntu is shipping KDE4 by default and therefore they no
longer accept KDE3 Dependant programs. In addition I have no interest
in supporting two versions just know. If you can find people who are
willing to do that they are more than welcome to join packaging team

> BTW, thanks to all packagers. Debian based distros are very important to
> us because they form the majority of the user base nowadays. I have
> tried to raise up this sword (bibletime/gnomesword) packaging problem
> several times in sword-devel, even sending personal emails to some
> people, but it wasn't until now when somebody took the job. So, again,
> thanks to all.

Thanks to you for your software.

>  Yours,
>        Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
>        e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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With best regards

Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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