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Re: (Too?) many TCL versions in the archive

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 09:37:07PM +0200, Andreas Rottmann wrote:
> I wonder why we need to have 4(!) (8.0, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4) different
> versions of the TCL programming environment in the archive. Other

Because TCL isn't particularly backwards compatible.  Certainly, one package
I maintain (cyrus-imapd 1.5) doesn't build on 8.4.  I've managed to bump it
up to 8.3 (so doing my little part to help) but it won't build with 8.4.  I
don't have the experience to fix the problem - nor the interest level.

> I'd like to hear some opinions from the TCL package maintainers here,
> but I think there should be (wishlist) bugs filed against all packages
> building against tcl8.X-dev, where X < 4.

If you're going to do it, be useful - test that the application builds under
later versions, and tell the maintainer which one works.  If you want
everything to build under 8.4 correctly, then supply the patches to do it. 
Otherwise I, for one, will summarily close any bug you report on the matter.

And remember, when testing for correctness, you have to test the full
functioning of the program after it's been built.

I'll see in what, a year or two?

- Matt

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