Re: NEWS.Debian files
Jim Penny wrote:
> I have two questions:
> When do you intend presentation to occur; before or after
> Reason question arises - how does this address a package which is
> known to break working installation, due to configuration
> incompatibility, library incompatibility, or whatever. The previous
> mails in this thread have suggested an email after installation is
> completed. This may be too late!
Look at how apt-listchanges works by default now, and the various things
it can be configured to do, and draw your own conclusions.
> How does this handle version transition problems?
> Numbers are chosen at random below. Suppose there is a sharp break
> point, say that upgrading from version <=1.3 requires special work
> that is not needed for versions >1.3. How can the packager arrange
> to have the information presented only to users of versions <=1.3?
> I suspect that this is easy, but I want to ask that this kind of
> problem be considered up front.
I doubt it can.
see shy jo
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