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Re: Bug#720108: Please upload 0.3.3 to unstable

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 20.08.2013, 14:30 +0200 schrieb Markus Koschany:
>> Having both versions of supertux in two different source packages
>> available in Debian is a good and user friendly idea IMO. At one point
>> in the future, when the 0.3 series is considered stable, we will most
>> likely switch to that but I see no problems with providing two different
>> versions for now.
> -1
> Sorry, but I find it pointless to provide two versions of a specific
> game. Especially in this case, where "stable" means "ancient and
> unmaintained" and "unstable" is the current developement tree. I think,
> Debian should contribute to the game's development by shipping only the
> version that is currently worked on upstream.

We do provide two versions of a specific game, e.g. the Battle for
Wesnoth, where we have src:wesnoth-1.11 (development) and
src:wesnoth-1.10 (stable), and before that, wesnoth -1.9 and
wesnoth-1.8 as well. Admittedly it's not exactly the same situation as
wesnoth is a much larger project and their stable branch is well
maintained and kept up to date with bug fixes, which I can't really
say for supertux.

At this point, I see 4 options:

1) status quo - leave supertux 0.1.x in sid, and supertux 0.3.x in experimental
2) only ship development version - upload supertux 0.3.x to unstable
3) offer both versions, defaulting to development version when user
runs apt-get install supertux (current option used in Ubuntu) -
src:supertux-stable offering 0.1.x, src:supertux offering 0.3.x
4) offer both versions, defaulting to stable version when user runs
apt-get install supertux - src:supertux offering 0.1.x,
src:supertux-experimental or src:supertux2 offering 0.3.x

If we can't reach any consensus, and it seems like we can't, then I'll
just go with option 1 (do nothing) and leave this bug open. As a
consolation of sorts for Josh, I've uploaded the latest development
release of supertux (0.3.4) for you to enjoy. ;)


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