[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#508697: About updating python-evas package

Nikita V. Youshchenko yoush at debian.org
Sat Dec 20 20:53:23 UTC 2008

> On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 7:51 PM, Nikita V. Youshchenko 
<yoush at debian.org>wrote:
> > > I have heard that a newer release/snapshot of python-evas will work
> > > with the new cython. The source is in
> > > http://trac.enlightenment.org/e/browser/trunk/BINDINGS/python/python
> > >-eva s and the commit commends indicate that it works better with
> > > cython now. The setup.py says that the latest version is 0.3.1.
> >
> > Looks like that versions depends on eina library, that is not packaged
> > for Debian yet.
> Although it is packaged, it still requires sponsorship and getting
> through NEW, so I guess that will need a bit of time.
> You can see http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-e/libs/eina.git;a=summary if
> you're interested.

I may sponsor the upload if you wish.

If you are interested, could you please comment on the following:

- why you decided to put version into libdev package name? I.e. why it is 
libeina-0.0.1a-dev and not libeina-dev? Is there really any value in 
supporting installations of several versions of -dev package at a time?
Btw you put headers into /usr/include/eina-0, and pkgconfig file is also 
called eina-0.pc. So you will have issues providing other libeina-0*-dev 

- it may be a good idea to put a short note on what eina is into Abatract 
field of doc-base file - that abstract is shown in tools like dhelp near 
unrelated things, so being a bit verbose there is better

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