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Re: xmlm_1.0.1-1_amd64.changes is NEW

On 14-05-2009, Romain Beauxis <toots@rastageeks.org> wrote:
> Le Thursday 14 May 2009 23:45:56 David MENTRE, vous avez écrit :
>> Dependencies are nice to have (code reuse, security fix as you
>> underlined it) but can be a nightmare if they are two numerous. This
>> is usually not the case on Debian and Ubuntu thanks to Debian
>> developers but this is not the case on other distributions. Anyway,
>> this general issue is not related to Debian packaging. ;-)
> Well, in fact it is..
> The reason why I want to switch to xmlm is that we integrated xml-light in our 
> project using its findlib support. Unfortunately, this support was a debian-
> specific addition, so that users compiling xml-light from source could not 
> compile use it with findlib...
> I had then to given them patches, but could never suceed in propagating this 
> upstream (well in fact there is a sort of broken support in the CVS version 
> for what I remember, but everything has been unmaintained for ages now..)
> Hence, shipping ocaml modules with findlib added in debian can also lead to 
> issues if it is not added upstream at some point.

I just checked out xml-light CVS. It seems that there is a META.in (it
looks likes Debian one). There seems that xml-light is not so
unmaintained, but they just forgot to release new version ;-)

Sylvain Le Gall

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