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Re: State of Roundcube packaging in Debian?

On 03/14/2015 07:36 AM, Vincent Bernat wrote:
>  ❦ 14 mars 2015 11:11 +0100, Dominik George <dominik.george@teckids.org> :
>> I found out today that roundcube was removed from Debian testing due to
>> some unfixed bugs. I investigated a bit further and found that:
>>  - 1.1.0 has long been released upstream, but:
>>     - the watch file never picked it up, and
>>     - the package VCS is stuck at an unreleased 1.0.0
>>  - A partially fixed package was uploaded to unstable in January,
>>    but was not unblocked, and
>>     - is not in the package VCS
>> Could you please elaborate a bit on the state of Roundcube in Debian,
>> and what I (or others) could do to get it straight again?
> The package is team-maintained but none of the maintainers have time to
> take care of Roundcube. Hence, the removal from Jessie. The main
> difficulty is to handle the 0.9.5 to 1.x upgrade where the configuration
> files change.
I assume you mean the config files change in some dramatic way; that is,
some way that means the existing files won't work anymore?

If that is the case, why does this have to be a big deal?  Couldn't you
just warn people that the upgrade will break their config, point them to
the docs, and call it good?  After all, if that is all upstream
provides, isn't it better than nothing?

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