danchev at spnet.net
Tue Jan 6 01:08:07 UTC 2009
On Monday 05 January 2009 08:19:14 Ron wrote:
> Using -V seems too strict for this package unless you have some real
> indication that upstream is making a regular mess of symbol management.
> Even then it should probably be an explicitly versioned -V based on
> actual observed incompatibilities.
> They seem to be pretty good at versioning their various APIs internally
> (which people probably should be checking if they depend on features
> that were added since the last SONAME bump), and a quick grep of the
> headers shows the last version they documented API additions for was
> the 1.12.2 release.
> It would be good to confirm this matches reality of course, and to
> keep an eye on it for each new release, but if upstream is doing the
> right thing we'll only create artificial problems if we impose stricter
> versioning requirements than are actually necessary.
Sure, quite a valid point, thanks. I confirm that -V was pretty much
exaggerative in that case, since in my experience, upstream understands and
manages versioning quite well. They are also part of the debian packaging
effort. Should -V be needed in the future, we can always add it. Now removed.
If no other remarks arise until Friday, I intend to upload 1.12.10-2 to
pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB 2003-03-18 <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
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