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Re: Status of Sarge release issues

Le lun 14/04/2003 à 16:45, Drew Scott Daniels a écrit :
> 2 libpng transition? debian-devel has some discussion about this archived
> for Jan and Jul 2002. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200207/msg01106.html is quite interesting.

As the new maintainer of libpng, I can say a few words : new libpng
1.0.x packages are awaiting for ftpmaster approval, bringing a
transition similar to that of libpng 1.2.x. Minor changes to libpng
1.2.x will follow soon.

I don't think the transition should be over for sarge, but it would be
nice to have it for sarge+1. In short, it means for maintainers of
packages using libpng :
* The source packages should build-depend on libpng-dev or libpng12-dev,
but those build-depending on libpng3-dev will still work.
        An important exception is the packages build-depending on
        libpng2-dev, mostly GTK+ 1.2 packages; they will still work, but
        I highly encourage maintainers to switch to libpng10-dev as soon
        as it is out of queue/new. This means they have to use the
        libpng10-config script in the makefiles to link to the right
        library, but with the important gain that libpng10-dev doesn't
        conflict with libpng12-dev.
* binary packages should depend on libpng10-0 or libpng12-0 instead of
libpng2 or libpng3. This will happen automatically when they are
rebuilt. That's the part which would be nice to get done before the
sarge+1 release.
* upstream is planning to add support for versioned symbols in the
future; this may or may not break stuff.

> 3 guile 1.4 -> 1.6 transition?
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2003/debian-devel-200302/msg00255.html

Guile 1.6 is still broken in unstable. As it can be installed along
guile 1.4, maybe we will have to stick to 1.4.

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