Re: gpr in etch is useless: hint 0.12deb ? upload in t-p-u ?
On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 12:26:55PM +0100, A Mennucc wrote:
> summary: I uploaded gpr 0.12deb in unstable; it fixes a nasty bug that
> had gone unnoticed, and that was rendering gpr practically useless;
> unfortunately, while tracking down that bug, the code changed more than
> strictly needed. What to do? Would you let gpr 0.12deb in Etch? Or, may
> I upload a gpr 0.11deb.etch1 into t-p-u ?
Why does this version drop support in revalidate_utf8 for converting
locale-encoded strings to utf8? That seems like a regression. It's
the only red flag I find in the diff, everything looks ok otherwise, but it
may be better to fix the g_list issue via t-p-u anyway, including only this
change. (t-p-u is meant to be used for RC bugfixes only; it sounds like you
would consider this bug RC, because you say it makes the package
> > - If your package needs to be updated for Etch, and the version in
> > unstable doesn't contain extraneous changes (e.g, the version is the
> > same between testing and unstable), please upload your fix to
> > unstable and contact email@example.com.
> > - If the version in unstable already includes significant changes not
> > related to the bug to be fixed, contact debian-release about
> > uploading to testing-proposed-updates. Changed dependencies, new
> > upstream versions, changed library names, and completely rewriting
> > the packaging are "significant changes". So are lots of other
> > things.
> I dont know how much significant are my changes: while trying to fix the
> bug, since I was clueless at the beginning, I did a code cleanup (I
> deleted some unused and deprecated code); I also fixed some other issues
> (such as: could not close dialog windows).
I can't really judge whether the removed lines are deprecated, I'd have to
take your word for it. The change to handling of non-utf8 strings certainly
looks significant to me.
> Moreover the (damned) auto* stuff stopped working at a certain point ,
> so I had to regenerate it all: for this reason, a diff of gpr 0.11deb
> and 0.12gpr is huge.
But easily ignorable when reviewing, IME.
> So... would you hint 0.12deb in Etch?
> Otherwise, may I upload a 0.11deb.etch1 in t-p-u , with just the small
> change for that bug (and also for a stupid GError warning; and the fr
> translation update)?
I think in conclusion I would prefer t-p-u for this. What is the GError
warning you're referring to?
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