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Re: gnucash advice request take two



On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 03:35:43PM +0000, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 02:15:33AM +0000, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > It turns out that the upload of an HBCI-supporting gnucash which I made
> > was missing some important patches.  (See recent gnucash bugs by Micha
> > Lenk for details.)  I am not entirely confident there are not other such
> > problems.  This seems to me to be a poor way to go.
> > 
> > What I would most like to do is upload gnucash 2.2.6, which is expected
> > in a week or so.  But that will require an freeze exemption from the
> > release team.
> > 
> > So there are three options:
> > 
> > 1) Leave 2.2.4-1 in testing.
> >    Advantage: Relatively stable.
> >    Disadvantage: Has bugs which have been fixed upstream. Screws HBCI
> > users.
> > 
> > 2) Apply the further patches waiting on 2.2.4-2, and upload 2.2.4-3
> > which should get into testing.
> >     Advantage: Preserves HBCI support for users, assuming that this set
> > of patches will really do the trick.  Has not received wide testing.
> >     Disadvantage: Brittle strategy for maintenance.
> 
> 2) is the best option so far, but I've not seen how invasive the
> patches look like, so this is by no mean a promise.
> 
> > 3) Upload 2.2.6 when it releases, and get that into testing.
> >     Advantage: Gives known-working HBCI with widely testing code.
> >     Disadvantage: Requires freeze exemption.
> 
> Nack.

  Scratch that, what we said earlier still holds, I didn't remembered
you contacted us 2 weeks ago already. Please ping us back later when the
new upstream is here for real so that we can decide what we do.


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·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
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