[DebianGIS] Re: Bug#385759: qgis: not installable in sid
On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 10:27:48PM -0400, Steve Halasz wrote:
> Does anyone have a response to Steve Langasek's query below?
> The history of the gdal package naming decision is here:
> I believe the -dev package is renamed to deal with the possibility of an
> API change:
The mere *possibility* of an API change is not a good reason to rename a
package; it causes more work for the release team to track such a
transition, and more work for the maintainers who would otherwise not
necessarily need to upload their packages at all.
> This seems consistent with the recommendations at
Those recommendations are not endorsed by the release team, precisely
because of the extra work they cause for no practical gain.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.