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Re: Proposition: 'NMU' upload of wxwidgets 2.8


On Sun, 2008-02-03 at 14:19 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 08:06:22PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > On Sun, 3 Feb 2008, Kevin Rosenberg wrote:
> >> I think that's contention, the difference in opinion between the
> >> package maintainer and some users about what software Debian should
> >> provide.
> > Well, if we advise users to compile their stuff on their own
> > something is broken.  If we can not provide the latest upstream
> > version of a certain end user application because we are missing
> > some underlying libraries (for whatever reason) we IMHO failed
> > in supporting our users.
> I absolutely do not agree that this is a hard rule.  If the libraries are
> unsupportable, it is a disservice to our users to pretend that we are
> supporting them by including them in a release.
> Currently, the packages that are asking for wx2.8 are almost all available
> and releasable in earlier versions, built against wx2.6.  Uploading wx2.8 to
> unstable implies that it's suitable for apps to build against, which by all
> accounts it is not.

Maybe an upload to experimental would be appropriate then?


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