Re: lm-sensors transition
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 06:32:01PM +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Hi release assistants and release managers,
> The lm-sensors project has released a new upstream version of lm-sensors
> with a reworked API. The main benefit (among others) of this new API is
> that sensor chip support only have to be added to the kernel, and not
> anymore to both kernel and userland.
> The problem is that the new API is not compatible with the old one, and
> that the port to the new API needs some work, though that should not be
> that difficult.
> Given the range of packages involved, ranging from KDE to net-snmp and
> including various X frontends, I have choosen to have the two versions of
> the library concurrently in unstable. A new source package called
> lm-sensors-3 is currently waiting in NEW with libsensors4 and
> libsensors4-dev as binary packages.
> My plan is to let those new libraries enter testing and then submit
> patches to the various packages that uses the old API. Upstream has
> released patches for half of the packages we have in Debian and that
> uses libsensors.
> Any comments?
Sounds reasonable to me, and an appropriate use of versioned -dev packages.
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