sdlgfx 2.0.25

Gianfranco Costamagna costamagnagianfranco at
Sun Dec 22 08:29:04 UTC 2013

> Il Domenica 22 Dicembre 2013 0:19, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at> ha scritto:

> > 2013/12/21 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at>:
>>>  I can help of course, I'm trying to get more and more involved in 
> debian (I'm a DM since some months now, but I started contributing more than 
> one year ago in the debian alioth gits)
>>>  I'll be glad to help, altough sometimes I still make mistakes (the 
> .24 wasn't uploaded because the ABI/API changed and nobody bumped the 
> soname...
>>>  I pushed everything on alioth!
>>  OK, thanks, I will review it.
> So I reviewed it and pushed the changes, which is mostly to squash the
> changelog of .24 and .25 together and minor packaging changes which
> probably are not important (didn't remember to commit separately,
> sorry).

Wonderful! That was in my plans, but I was too lazy to to it :)

> I think that the bump in SONAME will bring the following complications:
> - the binary .deb has a new name, thus has to go through the FTP
> master's NEW queue (and can take weeks/months)
> - all reverse-depends will have to be recompiled against the new
> version (probably binNMU is enough, but since there are ~30 or so I
> guess that some of them will fail to compile and complicate the
> transition)
> - I think that a transition should be opened with Release Managers,
> the number of packages is high enough
> I wonder if we can do something like the following to avoid at least
> the 1st step:

For this part I don't know the best solution honestly...
I tried the possible to avoid the new queue stall, but maybe since this is an API/ABI change is good to change everything and to have a package name coherent with the new sdl API/ABI.

for the transition yes, I think we should open a transition and ask for binNMU, I hope everything will go smoothless, since the changes weren't so deep, at least in the API (some internal function were removed, and some bug fixed, nothing more if I remember correctly)


Merry XMas!

(I'll look for sdl2 soon I hope)

> Cheers.
> -- 
> Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at>

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