Re: Why is Compress::Zlib so old?
Dnia 23-05-2007, śro o godzinie 13:03 -0500, Gunnar Wolf napisał(a):
> I usually browse the packages for which I am listed as an uploader
> every now and then to check for up-to-dateness. Today, I decided to
> dive into the bigger group of packages we group-maintain. I found
> Compress::Zlib at version 1.42-2, with upstream version 2.004
> available - So I decided to step in :)
> Now, I later noticed that the 1.42-2 version was prepared by Gregor in
> November 2006, and that there is work in progress from Eloy (changelog
> last touched in April 24) to upgrade to 2.004.
> Things started smelling strange. Now, on the module's version, the
> major (1 -> 2) version jump was in mid-2005, jumping from 1.38 to
> 2.000_00, as a beta release (I guess that explains why that changelog
> just skipped over our current 1.42). 2.001 was officially stable by
> the beginning of November 2006.
> Now, the question: Why don't we have 2.004 already in? Is there
> breakage? Is the API incompatible? If the API changed, do you think we
> should still maintain a libcompress-zlib-1-perl (or similar) module,
> so packages using the older API don't break? Eloy, why didn't you
> upload after updating? Or am I just paranoid and we can just build and
I've noticed new version after freezing time and then I'd have to wait
for libcompress-raw-zlib-perl (new package).
> My main concern for this is the huge popcon results for this package
> (17738), I don't want to break them all with a bad upload ;-)
Krzysztof Krzyżaniak <email@example.com>