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Re: ok, i screwed up

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 04:16:52PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> writes:

> > I would reupload the old library ASAP using a version number higher
> > than the current version in unstable, but in Section: oldlibs and
> > without the -dev package.

> > Then packages needing the new -dev package should definitely have to
> > wait for the new library to exist in unstable. Including the library
> > version in the -dev package name might help as well. It would force
> > new uploads to change the Build-Depends.

> Actually, since the new version is a new API, we should keep both
> around because there are now users of both.  

How is this possible?  By my count, this leaves us with one package using
each API.  Wouldn't it be easier to port one of these packages to the new
API, instead of bloating oldlibs for such a niche library?  How different of
an API are we talking about, after all?

Unless there's some other reason to do otherwise, I'd prefer to see the
transition to libofx1 in testing postponed until after sarge rather than
carry both versions around in a stable release.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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