Re: Two versions in the archives
On 16-Jan-2001 David Starner wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 04:31:24PM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
>> On 16-Jan-2001 David Starner wrote:
>> > What is the general rule of thumb on having more than one version of a
>> > program in Debian? I ask because version 2.0 of one of my favorite
>> > editors (yudit) came out recently, and they wrecked the GUI. It bears
>> > little resemblance to the yudit I use. Would it be inappropriate to ask
>> > the mainainter to keep the old version in the archive, say as yudit1.5?
>> > (I'd be willing to maintain it myself, if nessecary.)
>> no reason this could not be done -- if 2.0 will never get fixed.
> It's not buggy (though I bet it breaks many rules of GUI design); it's
> just massively different. Like you typed in gvim one day and found it
> now brought up xemacs.
if you are willing to be responsible for bugs and such, I see no reason why
not. Especially if other users agree.
However, I would try to get the upstream to fix their code.