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Re: Some observations regardig the progress towards Debian 3.1

On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 17:43, Chris Cheney wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2003 at 06:25:46AM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > In the former case, would better algorithms help, or is it
> > intrinsically a hard problem?
> Things as large as KDE will likely never be able to migrate to testing
> on its own. This is due to the number of packages KDE depends on and the
> number of packages that depend on KDE. Since there is such a large
> number the likelyhood of at least one of them having a RC bug is
> extremely high, which in turn blocks an automatic migration. (At least

I wonder how possible it would be to reduce the dependency complexities
in a project as large as KDE. Where I used to work, that was something
that started to bite as at one point - ~500K lines of code, and we did a
little work to separate out the lowest "lib" layer, but always had
deadlines to work to, and therefore had difficulty getting management
approval for restructuring work. KDE is open source/ community though.

every layer can only depend on layers below

libs layer is lowest

rules for threading code got interesting (locking dependencies/
requirements I think) - I could track this down if someone needs 'em



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