Dear Release and Backports teams, Our libburnia packages (src:libburn/libisofs/libisoburn) in squeeze are rapidly getting way too old as compared to these found in sid and testing. The versions currently found in squeeze do not support JTE (jigdo Template Export), lack quite some other features, and does not violate ECMA-119 when if might be argued to be appropriate, #630714. Rationale: squeeze is used on pettersson (cdbuilder host) and recently Kenshi Muto asked me to provide newer versions of libburnia to squeeze. Perhaps other Debian image building teams like (live- and cut-) would find that useful too, and of course we get more testing in return :-) To have all that support in squeeze, the jigit (libjte for JTE support) package should be backported too. The source package of jigit is in squeeze proper, but the newers versions from sid would introduce two more binary packages (libjte-dev and libjte1). We can of course backport libburnia stack to squeeze with the JTE support, but this would be a significant shortcut in my opinion. Also, unlike the versions curently found in squeeze, the packaging in sid switched from cdbs + debsrc 1.0 to dh + debsrc 3.0 (quilt). That won't introduce unsolvable issues in my opinion, will it? We will have new upstream release RSN, which mostly introduce corner case bugfixes. I think that having these reside in sid until they reach testing and then worry about backporting them to squeeze would be the right way to go. However, I'd rather ask in advance what would be the most appropriate way to have the libburnia stack from testing/sid offered for squeeze? Thanks. -- pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
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