permission for ICU transition
ICU version 3.6 has been released. I would like permission to upload
it to unstable and cause an ICU library transition. These source
packages contain binary packages that depend upon libicu34:
Only boost and xerces27 above are libraries. Hopefully their
dependencies are set up suitably to not themselves build depend upon
libicu34-dev. In any case, the ICU source interfaces appear to not
have non-compatible API changes, though I haven't rigorously verified
this. It seems likely though that this transition will just be a
question of updating build dependencies on the dependent packages.
I would stay on top of this transition and be willing/able to NMU
packages as needed. The biggest and most visible package here is
openoffice.org, but that package seems to be well-maintained. Also, I
emailed the maintainers of all these packages to alert them to the
fact that there may be an ICU transition, and I uploaded a beta
version of ICU 3.6 to experimental.
May I proceed with the transition? I'm on vacation right now, but if
I get the go-ahead, I may do the upload Tuesday evening after I get
home, or perhaps later in the week.
Since ICU releases infrequently and this version of ICU includes a
number of added features including support for the latest Unicode
spec, I am hoping we can get this released in time for etch. The
current version of ICU in unstable has never been in a stable release.
Jay Berkenbilt <email@example.com>