linas at linas.org
Sat Jul 10 00:21:51 EDT 2004
On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 05:58:43PM +0200, Andreas Rottmann was heard to remark:
> I'm willing to change this.
Thanks, that would be really great! My aplogies, I think its
better you hear the complaints before you start, not after.
> libgwrapguile-dev - Development package for libgwrapguile1
> libgwrapguile1 - g-wrap: Tool for exporting C libraries into Scheme interpreters
> Packages of g-wrap 1.9.0 are in preparation (I'll take over Debian
> maintainership, too),
That's great, I love debian maintainers!
> the main package of which will be named g-wrap
> (suprise, surprise).
That's fine; just make sure that users can still install libgwrapguile1
so that existing package dependencies dosn't get broken.
Having dual devel environments as well is, um, important: The
GnuCash developers will need to be able to continue patching & fixing
the g-wrap 1.3.4-based gnucash for some indefinite period of time
(I'm guessing over a year) even while we port over to a g-wrap 2.0;
so loading both devel environments on one machine is a kinda-gotta-have.
Again, this is the expression of the major-vs-minor version number
tirade: Its OK if libfoo-1.4-dev clobbers the files in libfoo-1.2-dev
because its expected that libfoo-1.4-dev is backwards compat.
However, libfoo2-dev *must* be installable in parallel with
libfoo-1.4-dev so that both are usable. Again, the version numbering
problem is a technical problem, not a mater of taste or opinion.
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