[maemo-developers] Getting package with lower version into extras-testing

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Tue Oct 13 16:04:23 EEST 2009
ext Cornelius Hald <hald at icandy.de> writes:

> I will go that way if it´s the way to go, but I would like to understand 
> why my way is wrong. I think it makes more sense to have only one 
> package and to leave the definition on whether it is stable or not to 
> the repository which it is in.

I don't think there is much wrong with this (except that maemo.org
doesn't support it, as you have found out).

However, using two separate package names for stable and unstable
versions of your software doesn't push people completely into
extras-devel only to try your next beta.  People might be prepared to
install a unstable version of your application, but they might not be
prepared to enable extras-devel in general.

> If I create a -stable and a -devel version I make it more difficult
> and confusing for a user to upgrade from the unstable to the final
> version.

Well, you can just update the source of the old stable version to the new
stable version, pretending that the -unstable packages do not exist at
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