Fwd: Bug#808211: saxonhe: Versions 9.6 and 9.7 should be installable at the same time
(Sorry, for the double forwarding, I meant to send this to the
debian-java ml, not only to pkg-java-maints.)
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Dear Saxon(-HE) maintainer (and Java maintainers),
The Calabash XProc processor that I am packaging  uses some low-level
APIs of the XML parser Saxon; one cannot use a version of Calabash
compiled for Saxon 9.6 and run it using Saxon 9.7. Saxonica consider
this behaviour OK because 9.6 and 9.7 are seen as two different major
The version of Saxon present in sid is 18.104.22.168, you uploaded version
22.214.171.124 to experimental in October, later superseded by your other
upload of version 126.96.36.199.
My request is: could you please make it be possible to install multiple
major versions of Saxon at the same time?
Maybe changing the binary name, generating libsaxonhe96-java_188.8.131.52 and
libsaxonhe97-java_184.108.40.206 is a solution?
Gioele Barabucci <firstname.lastname@example.org>