Re: [Pkg-lyx-devel] backporting lyx 1.5.2 to Etch (libboost questions)
> I don't know too much the differencies between the 1.5.x and 1.4.x lyx
> version apart of the qt version used. I've used extensively the 1.3.x
> version two years ago for my degree thesis.
It took at least a year to develop, of course there are differences. I think the
main one is Unicode support, which affected a large part of the codebase. But
I'm not really the right person to ask.
> I'd like the 1.5.x version for unicode support.
I like it too.
> Does libboost 1.34 could cohexist with the 1.33 version without conflicts?
Yes, I believe so.
> libboost 1.34 has not entered testing because renders some packages
> uninstallable, http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=boost
> So a backport could lead to the same results...?
No, I think it has to do with how britney moves packages to testing. Since boost
1.33 and boost 1.34 is built from the same source package name ("boost"),
introducing 1.34 in testing will mean that the old 1.33 binary packages will be
removed, thus rendering other packages depending on them uninstallable. This is
not a problem for backports.org, as the old boost is still available in the
original etch repository. There are no conflicts between the packages themselves