/usr/share/java as maven repository?
robilad at kaffe.org
Fri Dec 28 13:59:45 UTC 2007
Marcus Better wrote:
> Most of the Debian library packaging guide  applies to Java libraries
> too. It seems to me that this problem has been ignored for Java libs just
> because Java doesn't automatically force us to deal with it, like SONAMEs
> do to some extent.
I'm not sure if our ideas are really opposed: I'm talking about
detecting ABI problems automatically
within the distribution through rebuilding the transitive chain of
reverse dependencies of an updated
package (i.e. detecting FTBFS problems caused by the update) and running
their tests to potentially
detect breaking API changes automatically.
You seem to be arguing for packagers to be careful about documented
ABI/API changes in the
code and to check for them manually, if necessary.
I believe those approaches are complementary.
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