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Re: Bug#720108: Please upload 0.3.3 to unstable

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 05:03:51PM -0700, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> 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.

As I understand it, the main reason for the multiple Wesnoths is
multiplayer network protocol compatibility.  That doesn't apply to

> 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

Personally, I'd argue for 2, or failing that 3.

> consolation of sorts for Josh, I've uploaded the latest development
> release of supertux (0.3.4) for you to enjoy. ;)

Thanks. :)

- Josh Triplett

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