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Re: packaging question

On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 04:22:35PM -0600, Gary Kramlich wrote:
> well I am a gaim hacker, and know that they're not planing on releasing
> a dev package for awhile yet, and I haven't talked to or seen Robert
> online in a while.

He will probably still read his mail, and handle bugreports. IME, this
is true for many less active developers online; most still reply to
bugreports, especially if there are (sensible) patches attached to them.

> And I actively watch the gaim, since I sending
> patches in and such.  That's why I don't see it as a bad thing as adding
> the source to my package.

Still, a -dev package is a better option:

* There might be other people willing to package gaim plugins, who could
  benefit from a -dev package, and who are not as actively watching gaim
  as you are.
* There is no code duplicated in multiple packages, thus precious
  diskspace is saved on our mirrors (talk to a mirror admin sometime).

Wouter Verhelst
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