Re: libLAS 1.8.0
On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 12:51:58AM +0200, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> I've addressed some of the lintian issues, but I'm not looking forward
> to fixing all the lintian issues. Especially writing the many man pages
While I agree that having a manpage for each executable in /usr/bin is a
nice thing to have sometimes you have to balance what might be more in
the interest of our users: Waiting for ages until a packages goes out
equipped with a full set of manpaged or just providing something that
works in a timely manner. Several times I decided for the later.
> and overhauling the libraries to use symbols files and separate packages
> for each library.
Same here. I admit I stopped providing symbols files for all library
packages I feel responsible for. Admittedly they are not heavily used
and are not featuring a lot of dependant packages but these symbols
files created such a high maintenance burden that I decided to drop
Regarding the separated libraries I would also take a pragmatic point of
view. It takes two times time: First you need to work on the packaging
and than it needs to pass new queue. I'm not sure if this is rectified
for a basically cosmetic change and if we should delay this until after
> I don't think we should wait much longer to upload the recent changes.