[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] extras repository

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Thu Dec 7 13:51:01 EET 2006
On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 01:14:11PM +0200, ext Marius Vollmer wrote:
> Compiling a source package separately for each distribution will thus
> be problematic since we end up with same-named packages that can
> differ widely.
> But since it is not easy right now for the "average user" to follow
> distribution changes, and our distro landscape is a bit messed up
> anyway, people will want to provide their software for many
> distributions, not just for 'unstable'.
> I think it would be best for package maintainers to branch explicitly
> for this.  E.g., if a maintainer normally releases his/her packages
> for scirocco, but wants to put a new version into mistral, he/she
> should branch the last version of the package that is in mistral.  The
> version number in scirocco should be higher than the one in mistral.

ACK.  Trying to keep separate namespaces in the same repository will end
in tears, particularly if/when you try to migrate to dak, which will say
various unpleasant things about your mother if you try.

It's also better from a user-confusion landscape, since you will never
have a situation where canola_0.23_armel.deb != canola_0.23_armel.deb.

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