On Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:53:06 -0500, Robert James Clay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Thu, 2012-01-05 at 11:39 -0500, Antoine Beaupré wrote: > > I have noticed that 1.3 is not considered stable by upstream, > > I haven't seen where they've said that. Sorry, i meant "now". To rephrase, i think upstream thinks 1.3 is stable. > > There are also packages for this release at: > > > > http://www.getdeb.net/software/ledgersmb > > An entirely unofficial set of packages. > > And we have experimental versions as well, the > ledgersmb_1.3.9-1_all.deb at  for instance. (The stats say it's been > downloaded but if so, no one has commented on how it's working for > them...) I'm working on 1.3.9-2 now & will work on one for 1.3.10 when > it comes out. The intent is to get a version into at least Debian > Experimental fairly soon. That's awesome! > > However, I do think we should allow both > > to be installed side by side since people (like me) have installed the > > 1.2 packages and may not be ready for the (maybe) complicated upgrade > > process. > > In what way do you think they could be installed "side by side"? > IIRC, there is some functionality in 1.3.x to upgrade/update a 1.2.x > database but I don't see a way to have both versions of the application > itself that way and frankly I don't see the point. (If someone really > has a need to have both available, like for testing, just put the other > version(s) in a VPS.) Yeah, that's how I'll do the upgrade probably. I just thought of how other packages (e.g. Apache or request-tracker) handled this and they made sure you could do a smooth upgrade by allowing both (say) request-tracker3.8 and request-tracker4 to be installed side by side to perform the upgrade safely. I do not see this as an absolute requirement though. > > What's the status of the 1.2 package in Debian? What's the blocker? It > > seems to me we should just upload 1.2.25 already... > > why? Upstream notes that it is not recommended for new installations > and they also noted (back in October) that "community (free) support" > for such 1.2.x versions is expected to be "fade away" fairly quickly. I wasn't aware you had a 1.3 package ready. It makes sense to me to upload 1.3 directly. Sorry for the confusion. A. -- Le monochrome, c'est pour ceux qui s'intéressent (encore) au contenu. Usenet dans ces conditions, c'est comme le web avec lynx, on prend trop conscience du vide, c'est déprimant. - JLC dans le Guide du linuxien pervers: "Coup de cafard..."
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