gnome2 gnucash in Debian experimental

Christian Stimming stimming at
Sat Sep 3 13:09:42 EDT 2005

Am Freitag, 2. September 2005 22:59 schrieb Thomas Bushnell BSG:
> Neil Williams <linux at> writes:
> >> I'm thinking of packaging the gnome-2 branch of gnucash for Debian
> >> experimental.  Are there concerns or comments?
> >
> > IMHO, I'm not sure that G2 is ready even for experimental. What's the
> > reason for packaging a CVS branch that is undergoing such frequent
> > changes?
> I don't know that there is a good reason.  I'm asking the advice of
> those who are actively developing the beast.  If it's likely to be too
> much headache (if, for example, user bug reports would not be helpful
> because you'll notice the bug yourself just as soon)...then it isn't
> valuable.

Just to rephrase Derek's answer again: No, the gnucash-gnome2-dev branch from 
CVS should not be packaged into any distribution, not even Debian 
experimental. We might get to the point where we release the very first 
alpha-alpha-tarballs of gnucash-gnome2, and if this is the case then it will 
be clearly and widely announced. By extrapolating the current progress this 
might happen this fall or winter, but we are even not still not yet up to the 
point where we can make a clear prediction about the actual progress 

In short: No, don't package it for Debian experimental. We will clearly 
announce if gnucash-gnome2 reaches at least the experimental testing stage.


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