[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#780242: telepathy-ring: new upstream development by Jolla/SailfishOS/NemoMobile

Adrian Heine debian at adrianheine.de
Wed Aug 17 10:07:52 UTC 2016


mer's telepathy-ring moved from the unmaintained tonegend to their own
ngfd [3452b328] in 2.4.0. tonegend was never available in Debian, but is
in Ubuntu [ubn:tone-generator] with popcon-inst 537. telepathy-ring also
is in Ubuntu [ubn:telepathy-ring] with popcon-inst 1540.

2.3.24 is the last tonegend version in mer's repo, which is much newer
than 2.3.5 in fdo's repo. Which in turn is much newer than what's
currently in Debian and Ubuntu.

I think switching to mer's repo as upstream is reasonable, since fdo's
repo is really dead. However, importing 2.4.x or 2.5.x from there as it
is would require us to package libngf at least and might break working
setups with tonegend, especially for Ubuntu users.

Maybe it's possible to have two binary packages, one using tonegend via
dbus and the other being linked against libngf for using ngfd. The
actual work of supporting both through a build flag could possibly even
be upstreamed. Maybe it's just not worth continuing to support tonegend,

[ubn:tone-generator] http://packages.ubuntu.com/tone-generator
[ubn:telepathy-ring] http://packages.ubuntu.com/telepathy-ring


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