[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Two versions in the archives

On Mon, 15 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.

We have already examples of two different versions of a program packaged,
e.g. xemacs20 and xemacs21 or fvwm1 and fvwm.

> 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.

That would be good news.   ;-)


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

Reply to: