[maemo-developers] maemo-release

From: Gabriel Schulhof gabriel.schulhof at nokia.com
Date: Mon Nov 9 12:16:17 EET 2009
Hey, all!

I added a package to the extras(-devel)? repositories called
maemo-release. It has version 1.0.0 in gregale, 2.0.0 in bora, 3.0.0 in
Chinook, etc. ...

The idea behind it is that it should make it easier to prevent having to
make multiple sets of binary packages from one source package: one for
gregale, one for bora, one for chinook, etc., after making minor changes
to the source package.

This package seeks to address the following problem: Some packages that
are available in, say, Fremantle, are not available in, say Diablo. This
causes one to have to have different "Depends:" and "Build-Depends:"
lines in debian/control so as to suit the different distributions.

With the maemo-release package present in the distribution, this problem
is avoided, because one can always

Depends: package-only-available-in-fremantle | maemo-release (< 5.0.0)

I've made a wiki page about this at [0].



[0] http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo-releases

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