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Re: permission for ICU transition

On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 07:57:56PM -0400, Jay Berkenbilt wrote:

> > If there are no incompatible API changes, wouldn't it be more
> > straightforward to continue building libicu34-dev from the icu
> > source and schedule binNMUs for the reverse-deps instead of renaming
> > it to libicu36-dev and requiring editing of build-deps?

> Well, there are lots of new APIs.  Anyway, I feel like it would be
> better to have the name be neutral (like libicu-dev) if we are going
> to drop the soname from the -dev package rather than having it be
> called libicu34-dev which seems somehow misleading.  There are also
> some deprecated interfaces from 3.4, so it is still my inclination to
> go ahead and rename the -dev package and have the new -dev package
> conflict with the old one.

Ok.  Since the 3.4 interfaces are still present, even if deprecated, perhaps
a Provides: libicu34-dev might still be appropriate?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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