Re: intent to rename vips7.10 -> vips
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > Santiago Vila wrote:
> > > The point is not about "needing" dummy packages or not.
> > Well, yes it is -- they're not there for their own sake, they're there
> > to ensure upgrades happen smoothly and automatically. If they're not
> > *necessary* for that, they're not useful -- any other way of achieving
> > it is better.
> Will be better when the other way exists, but this is not the case now.
> So, until then, dummy packages are currently necessary.
Well, just to clarify: I am talking here about the need of dummy
packages once you have decided to rename a package. Saying that the
dummy packages are not needed because the renaming is just delayed to
the next stable release would not count.