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Re: [2001-11-29] Freeze Update

On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 02:42:52PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> If all uploaded packages were built against testing libraries,
> nothing would be built against unstable libraries.
> If nothing is built against unstable libraries, then the unstable
> libraries aren't being tested.
> If they aren't tested, they should never be moved to testing!!!

Hm - surely even if a package has been built against libs in testing,
people running unstable *will* test the package's apps with any new
lib versions that are uploaded to unstable?!

> Libraries in unstable have to be tested, so packages must be built
> against them.

I'd be inclined to say instead: Library APIs must be backward
compatible under normal circumstances, so if a new lib version breaks
apps compiled against old lib versions, this is bound to be a bug in
the lib, not the app. Consequently, it is OK if the app has already
moved to testing by the time the problem with the new lib turns up.



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