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Re: libquartz-java v2 has incomptabilities with previous version

They released a version 2.0 that is binary incompatible and shares the same package name and the same Maven artifact, that was a very poor decision.

Building a libquartz2-java package for Debian is probably a sensible choice.

Emmanuel Bourg

Le 16/04/2012 18:35, Mathieu Malaterre a écrit :
[CC me please]

Dead Java-gurus,

   Could someone please let me know how can I check whether or not a
java jar is compatible with a past version ?

   Apparently libquartz-java 2.x is not compatible with 1.x version. Am
I reading the following correctly:


   Shouldn't all version ve compatible ?

Thanks !

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 6:23 PM, olivier.sallou@codeless.fr
<olivier.sallou@codeless.fr>  wrote:

Hi Mathieu,
I am forwarding this email to you directly as you are the one who uploaded latest release of libquarzt-java.
I sent the mail first to pkg-java-maintainers mailing.



-------- Message original --------
Sujet: libquartz-java v2 has incomptabilities with previous version
Date : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:13:52 +0200
De : Olivier Sallou<olivier.sallou@irisa.fr>
Répondre à : osallou@debian.org
Pour : pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org

recent upload of quartz v2.1.4 in sid created some issue in one of my
package and will certainly impact many other packages.
The change from v1.x to 2.x introduced some incompatibilities in APIs.
There is a backward compatibility jar but it does not solve all problems.

This result in failure even in "common" usages.

Shouldn't package be named  libquartz2-java to keep compatibility with
packages depending on previous version ? and as such supporting dual
versions ?



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