Op zaterdag 26 april 2014 14:29:44 schreef Charles Plessy:
> Le Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 10:11:58PM -0700, Steve Langasek a écrit :
> > On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 02:07:22PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > > Le Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 11:41:17AM +0800, Paul Wise a écrit :
> > > > On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 1:39 AM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> > > > > a generalized approach is needed.
> > > >
> > > > Multiple versions of a package seems undesirable to me, for the same
> > > > reasons as static libraries and embedded code copies are undesirable.
> > >
> > > Hi Paul and everybody,
> > >
> > > it would be a great advantage for Debian over the other distributions to
> > > have the capacity to install multiple versions concurrently.
> > No, no it wouldn't.
> > This is how rpm handles library packages. It's a horror show.
> Hi Steve,
> we have been fighting bitterly over the years, we have different points of
> view, and it does not seem like we will be thiking along the same lines
> anytime soon.
> When you post on debian-devel or other lists and I disagree, I try to
> refrain myself from juping on the keyboard and to instead give time to
> others to express their disagreement. If nobody answers, I also take it as
> a sign that I probably should not answer as well.
> Could I ask you to do the same for me ?
While I subscribe to your request for Steve to be considerate (heck, I wouldn't have caused GR 2014-002 if I didn't), I don't think asking him not to reply to you is a reasonable request.
Steve is a valued technical contributor who through more than a decade of experience has valuable insights to add to many parts of Debian. Asking him to keep that technical advise to him for personal reasons seems like a wrong thing to do.
The above-quoted mail could maybe use a bit more explanation as to why Steve thinks of your suggestion as a bad idea. However, that doesn't make him wrong, nor should it imply that he should have refrained from sending it.
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