[maemo-developers] Repositories mess: conclusions and actions

From: Neil Jerram neil at ossau.uklinux.net
Date: Mon Nov 12 22:02:49 EET 2007
Ed Bartosh <eduard.bartosh at nokia.com> writes:

> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 00:03 +0000, ext Graham Cobb wrote:
>> Let's assume, for a moment, that Nokia introduces a V4.1 that updates both 
>> libhildon1 and libhildonfm2 to new versions.  I presume Nokia would test the 
>> old versions of the libraries together, and the new versions of the libraries 
>> together but would not expend testing effort on testing the new libhildon1 
>> with the old libhildonfm2.  And assume that there is actually a bug and the 
>> old libhildonfm2 doesn't work correctly with the new libhildon1.
> In this case I'd suggest to put both libraries to extras-devel and
> tested for upgradeability together with applications. If some issues
> will be found bug will be failed and hopefully fixed. Fixed library will
> be uploaded to extras-devel and later to extras. Case solved.

One general (and inexpert) thought on such problems: it may not be
possible to avoid all possible conflicts and breakages before they
happen, but so long as such problems can be quickly fixed once they're
noticed, that may be good enough.


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