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Re: permission for ICU transition

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> 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?

Yes, I agree.  I'll put it in.  Thanks.


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