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Re: Bug#720108: Please upload 0.3.3 to unstable

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 01:36:21AM -0700, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org> wrote:
> > Package: supertux
> > Version: 0.1.3-3
> > Severity: wishlist
> >
> > The supertux 0.3.x series has been in experimental for years now.  Any
> > reason not to upload it to unstable?
> No reason, aside from that's the state the package was in when I first
> adopted supertux.
> If we were to change this, I'd be more inclined to go with Ubuntu's
> approach here, i.e. package both and let users have the choice to
> install one or both at the same time. In Ubuntu, they have
> src:supertux which builds binary packages supertux and supertux-data
> (from the 0.3.x branch), and src:supertux-stable which builds binary
> packages supertux-stable and supertux-data-stable (from the 0.1.x
> branch). No file conflicts are introduced (supertux 0.3.x installs
> /usr/games/supertux2, whereas supertux 0.1.x installs
> /usr/games/supertux).

What's the rationale for maintaining both branches, rather than just
dropping the 0.1.x series completely?

- Josh Triplett

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